With a synthesis of architectural, town planning and urban design skills, Authentic Futures offers effective heritage and regeneration advice to architects, masterplanners, LPAs and developers.

Robert Bevan’s award-winning work promotes creative and contemporary interventions in individual buildings and for areas of our towns and cities that elaborate their essential authenticity and sense of place while embracing the new.
Authentic Futures’ services include:
  • Heritage Statements, CMPs and other significance-based impact assessments
  • Historic area analysis, character studies, and heritage-led regeneration advice
  • Urban design and heritage inputs into masterplans, design codes and guidance including SPDs and SPGs
  • Conservation Area Appraisals & Management Plans
  • Heritage and Townscape chapters of EIAs
  • Creating narratives that underpin regeneration strategies and inform design proposals.
  • Expert heritage witness on appeals and at planning inquiries.
Harrow

Harrow Arts Centre

In progress: A masterplan with DKCM for HAC’s expansion of its historic campus of listed and locally listed buildings. Working with architects DK-CM, Authentic Futures is devising a masterplan for a successful and expanding arts centre housed in a former...
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Baltic Triangle, Liverpool

In progress: A heritage-led regeneration framework (SPD) for Liverpool’s creative quarter. Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle is in the hinterland of the city’s waterfront – between the city centre and the Anglican Cathedral. Once integral to the fabric of Liverpool, it has...
Fleet

Fleet Valley Strategy

An award-winning public realm strategy with LDA Design for LB Camden on a suite of central London sites. Authentic Futures...
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Bruce Grove

A small building with a big local impact, the statutorily listed public toilets at Bruce Grove in North London have...
Wood Green

Wood Green Town Centre

Characterisation study informing the regeneration and reconnection of the north London retail district. Wood Green in LB Haringey is north...
Whitechapel

Whitechapel

Public Realm strategy for LB Tower Hamlets with Muf Architecture/Art and J&L Gibbons. With Crossrail and the creation of a...
Cotswolds

Private Houses

Heritage statement and advice for improvements to an historic manor house for a high profile private client
Windsor

Imperial House, Windsor

Heritage Statement and expert witness for Darling Associates on its successful housing and office development. Once an extensive public school...
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Plymouth

A narrative informing the regeneration of Plymouth’s post-war city centre. Authentic Futures was part of the team devising a public...
Seven Dials

Seven Dials Public Realm

Heritage advice on public realm improvements in Covent Garden. Earlham Street in London is one of the historic streets radiating...
North Woolwich

North Woolwich

Heritage advice and impact assessment for the conversion of a redundant station to creative uses. This redundant former station in...
Stamford Works

Stamford Works, Dalston

Heritage and townscape impact assessment for expansion of historic former tramworks into apartments, workspace and restaurant use. Historical research by...
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Henry’s Hotel, Marylebone

Heritage impact assessments with vPPR, Simon Hurst and Russell Sage for a new boutique townhouse hotel. The ‘Henry’ here refers...
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Victoria Theatre, Halifax

Working with the Built Heritage Consultancy, Robert is preparing a Conservation Management Plan for the listed Victoria Theatre, Halifax. Robert...
Oxford

Medieval Oxford

Pre-application heritage assessment and advice for the redevelopment of two housing sites at Oxford Castle and Osney. Beyond Oxford’s central...
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Paradise in Birmingham

Robert provided heritage advice for Argent’s £700 million regeneration project across 7 ha of central Birmingham. Working for Alan Baxter...
Clerkenwell

Clerkenwell Green

Heritage input into public realm proposals into one of London’s oldest squares. Originally the open space between a monastery and...
St Mary Redcliffe

St Mary Redcliffe, Bristol

Heritage advice underpinning the competition brief to devise a new context for one of the UK’s most important churches. This...
Rmford

Romford Town Centre

In progress: A masterplan focusing on the historic market square. In conjunction with Maccreanor Lavington. Authentic Futures is working with...
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Pride Of Place

Online exhibition and draft guidance for Historic England on identity and place. Robert was commissioned to provide heritage input into...
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Tunbridge Wells

Heritage impact assessment for a theatre and offices by Allies & Morrison (with the Built Heritage Consultancy). Working with the...
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White Hart Lane

Tottenham is undergoing rapid change, not least in the vicinity of its large new football stadium. Muf Architecture/Art and Authentic...
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Hackney Wick

Design and Planning Guidance for the creative quarter plus conservation area appraisal and designation. With Muf and dRMM. One of...