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.

Camden Highline 

Camden is to have its answer to New York’s High Line and the Viaduc des Arts in Paris. Eventually the elevated and landscaped path will run alongside the railway line from Camden Lock to King’s Cross. Field Operations led the...
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Shrub Hill

Historic Shrub Hill Station (believed to incorporate Brunel designs) sits on a rise above the cathedral city of Worcester and is surrounded by an industrial area which contains important but fragmented structures from the city’s railway and canal past. Authentic...

Brighton Rocks

The future of the Brighton’s beach between the Palace Pier and the marina has been the subject of an extensive...

Dock Branching Out

Birkenhead across the Mersey from Liverpool has a proud history but its built fabric has suffered. Working with Maccreanor Lavington,...
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Almost Essex

Lea Bridge was for more than a millennium the marshy boundary area  between London and Essex. Surviving heritage assets are...
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Grey’s Elegy

Beyond neoclassical Grainger Town, Newcastle has a vital historic centre with structures spanning from Hadrian’s Wall to its magnificent 20th...
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Ancient History

Known for its important Roman ruins, Colchester also has an unsung but extensive collection of medieval buildings rivalled by few...

Valuing Tottenham 

Authentic Futures has been engaged in a number of projects to regenerate Tottenham’s historic high streets. These have included a...

Piccadilly Gardening 

Authentic Futures is part of LDA Design’s team on the six-strong shortlist for the prestigious international competition to redesign Piccadilly...
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Rose Red Hackney

Hackney Central, from the Regent’s Canal north via London Fields and Mare Street to Hackney Downs, has been the subject...
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Slough cooking 

A Postmodern wit characterises the work of growing practice Office S&M who in 2020 won BD Young Architect of the...

Butterfield Revisited 

Authentic Futures has been involved in a series of heritage tasks to transform a semi-derelict farmyard complex by William Butterfield...

Bolton Wonderers

Authentic Futures is provided ongoing heritage advice for architect Damion Burrows’ remodelling of a grand Kensington townhouse including the complicated...

Medway Headway 

A Town Centre Strategy for the county town of Kent is in preparation by a team led by We Made...
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Intensifying Hackney 

Hackney Council has commissioned a team including Authentic Futures, Adam Khan Architects, Muf Architecture/Art and Apparata and others, to investigate...
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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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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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Bruce Grove

A small building with a big local impact, the statutorily listed public toilets at Bruce Grove in North London have...
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A narrative informing the regeneration of Plymouth’s post-war city centre. Authentic Futures was part of the team devising a public...

Private Houses

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


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

Clerkenwell Green

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

Medieval Oxford

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

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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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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North Woolwich

Heritage advice and impact assessment for the conversion of a redundant station to creative uses. This redundant former station in...
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Seven Dials Public Realm

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

Fleet Valley Strategy

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

Imperial House, Windsor

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

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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Wood Green Town Centre

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

Harrow Arts Centre

In progress: A masterplan with DKCM for HAC’s expansion of its historic campus of listed and locally listed buildings. Working...
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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...
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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...

Victoria Theatre, Halifax

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