On this page, you can access or download examples of our work that are in the public domain, along with a selection of published articles and research reports.


In 2009, Stephen Bond completed a final report for Heritage Lottery Fund on a three year research project into the conservation outcomes of its investment in its Heritage Grants programme.

The report can be downloaded from HLF’s website here.

Heritage Places’s 2010 report on the impact of a potential supermarket development on Hayle Harbour as part of the Cornwall and West Devon World Heritage Site can be downloaded here

Articles and research papers

The following articles are currently available:

Everyday jewels‘ was published in RICS’s ‘Building Conservation Journal’ in July 2010. It discusses conservation’s changing focus from the overarching sanctity of built historic fabric to a strengthened appreciation of heritage values and the importance and vulnerability of ‘living’ heritage.

Conservation maintenance management – Establishing a research agenda‘ by Nigel Dann and Derek Worthing of University of the West of England and Stephen Bond was published in 1999 in Structural Survey Vol 17 No 3. The paper examines some key aspects of the process of maintenance management of our built cultural heritage.

The role of condition surveys in maintaining the built cultural heritage‘ by the same authors was published by the Education Trust of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in November 2002. This research paper examined the use of condition surveys in the context of maintenance management for historic buildings. Based on a significant research project that explored the stated aims and objectives of organisations caring for heritage assets, their adopted conservation principles and policy, and their approach to the procurement and conduct of condition surveys, the paper highlighted a number of substantive issues. Of particular concern was the high percentage of non-heritage organisations that made no reference to conservation principles and concerns in either their general approach to the management of historic buildings in their care or in their specific approach to maintenance and repair based issues. As one would expect, this was not the case for heritage management organisations. However, within the latter group, there were concerns over the coherence of maintenance management policy and practice. The research findings reinforced the belief that condition surveys are a key task for effective maintenance management of the built cultural heritage and that there is a frequent lack of clarity regarding their role and purpose.