About Nicholas Keeble Associates
The consultancy offers full planning services from inception to completion: Measured Building and Site Surveys, Scheme Design, applications for Full Planning Permission, Listed Building Consent and Building Regulations Approval, together with Tendering and Contract Administration. Its strength lies in the conservation, conversion and extension of all buildings, and particularly listed buildings. Success in obtaining permissions and consents is achieved by treating buildings, whether listed or not, with respect, great care and attention to detail.
Additional expertise is regularly sourced from trusted associates: Structural Engineers, Mechanical and Electrical Engineers, Ecologists and Topographical Surveyors.
Projects undertaken by the consultancy feature in Nikolaus Pevsner's Guides: Herefordshire (2012) and Powys (2013), together with works to Grade 2 and Grade 2* listed buildings described in the volumes on Clwyd, Devon, Gwent / Monmouthshire, Kent: West and the Weald, and London 2: South.
The conservation and extension of a Grade 2 listed Breconshire farmhouse was shown in the S4C series Y Ty Cymreig (The Welsh House) in 2005.
The rebuilding of Eardisley Park in Herefordshire, carried out in conjunction with Donald Insall Associates, won the Georgian Group’s ‘Restoration of the Century’ Award in 2004.
Nicholas trained at The Brixton School of Building, founded in 1904 by W R Lethaby, and at London South Bank University, where he gained a Diploma in Architecture. He was employed initially by the Directorate of Ancient Monuments and Historic Buildings, where he worked on the restoration of the Peers’ Dining Room at the Palace of Westminster.
Later he produced measured drawings of listed buildings for Donald Insall Associates, including Apsley House, London, and Woburn Abbey, Bedfordshire. He spent several years working on new social housing, specialising in homes for the elderly and the disabled, before returning to building conservation, setting up Nicholas Keeble Associates as a planning consultancy in 1992.