S1. Ep 1. In conversation with Dr Emma Wells a historic building expert at SLR

Our Built Heritage

12-06-2024 • 55 mins

In this episode I am joined by Dr Emma Wells who is an authority on the research and reporting of ecclesiastical and secular historic buildings, commercial sites, landed estates and sustainability solutions. Emma is also a published author and regular broadcaster whilst also heading up SLR’s historic building team where they offer all manner of services including reports in heritage and archaeology, due diligence and risk assessment/feasibility, rebuttals/appeals and acting as an expert witness.


Emma shares how she got into the industry and what could well have planted the heritage seed. We talk about the evolution of buildings and what that means in today’s world when working with older buildings. Plus, a few examples of what Emma has come across when working with clients to support their projects.


We talk about new builds in comparison to traditional properties and common themes and misconceptions especially when it comes to what you can and can’t do with an older property.


It will be a thought provoking listen for anyone who owns an older property and is looking for some guidance and anyone generally interested in older properties.