Fergal McGirl - Conservation architect dublin

visual impact assessment of historic buildings and views

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We have prepared a conservation architect visual impact statement for a residential development that potentially could have impacted on the views of King John’s Castle, Carlingford, Co. Louth and the Architectural Conservation Area of the town.

A number of mitigation measures were developed and analysed with the building’s designers by means of photomontages including change of roof profile, change of massing of house and lowering of floor levels.

The visual impact assessment on the national monument was carried out in accordance with best conservation practice with guidance from the following reference documents:

Guidelines for Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment (3rd ed.) – Landscape Institute and Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment

Seeing History in the View – A Method for Assessing Heritage Significance within Views – English Heritage

The Setting of Heritage Assets – English Heritage

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