Historic Buildings

By understanding the importance of a building and the needs of both the current and future operators, Hive Group enables our clients to release the potential of the historic buildings. Re-invigorating and reusing our heritage is key to creating a net zero future and contributing to both wellbeing and beautiful buildings.

Our engineers have many years of experience working with heritage and historic buildings and understand how to maximize the potential value of historic buildings whilst continuing to enhance both their significance and impact.

Hive Group for many years have provided services and support to the Parliamentary Estates Department for the Palace of Westminster (Houses of Parliament) in London as well as developing detailed design services for refurbishments across the Parliamentary Estate.

Another premises that has received our care and input is the Drapers Hall in Throgmorton Street, London, owned by the historic Drapers Guild, the present hall was bought by King Henry the VIII in 1543 for the sum of 1,800 marks (approximately £1,200). This magnificent property had been the house of Thomes Cromwell, Earl of Essex and Chief Minister to Henry, but had been forfeited to the king on Cromwell’s execution in July 1540. 

Other historic buildings where we have provided valuable services include St John’s College Oxford, Thoresby Hall in Newark and Hackney Town Hall.

Dolphin Quad, St John’s College

Client: St Johns Quad
Project value: £800,000

Located off St Giles’ in Oxford, the Dolphin Quad is a neo-Georgian style Grade II Listed building dating from 1947-48.

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Dolphin Quad, St John’s College

Throughout the conceptual stages of the design process, HIVE repeatedly evidenced their ability to propose a sustainable design philosophy which upheld a fabric first led approach to carbon reduction.

Gerry Doogan, Property Services Director, BMO Real Estate Partners

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