About Us

Historic Property Restoration Limited was formerly the direct labour arm of English Heritage. We specialise in the conservation and restoration of Britain's historic buildings and landmarks, with a growing portfolio of successful multi-million pound projects. Certainly with respect to the conservation and repair of Scheduled Ancient Monuments, the evidence suggests we are now the preferred contractor.

Our experienced and qualified staff are able to offer advice on a variety of matters including survey, schedules of repair, technical solutions and specifications, procurement and project management. Our technical knowledge and experience, allied to awareness of Scheduled Monument and Listed Building legislation, gives us an ideal background to discuss and agree matters of detail with Conservation Officers, English Heritage Inspectors and the like.

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Company turnover
Over £10m
Direct employees
Specialist experience
23 years
Partnered with English Heritage
12 Years

The Dean and Chapter and its Fabric Advisory Committee is thrilled with the quality of work produced by HPR Ltd. The skills exhibited in stone masonry are particularly fine. Managers and staff have developed good relations with the client team – we couldn’t have asked for better attitude or commitment.

Lindy Gilliland Testimonial -
Lindy Gilliland - Newcastle Cathedral Project Manager

"From my personal perspective, this was one of the best projects I have been involved with over the last 35 years as a Chartered Building Surveyor, RIS Accredited in Building Conservation. My client role on this was a complete pleasure, because you and your team were first class, complementing the excellent professional design team. Well done!"

Richard Dunn -
PCC Project Co-ordinator, for St John the Baptist Church, Wilberfoss

"May I take this opportunity to thank you and your staff for your professional and unfailingly helpful conduct during this project. We particularly appreciate the efforts made to overcome the deficiencies and problems arising from the previous contractor."

Andrew Bodenham -
Blackett Ord Conservation

"HPR recognise, and allow for, the necessary archaeological recording to take place during consolidation work and the disruptions that this may cause to their planned programme of work comes as no surprise to them. This awareness means that their workforce is able to be pro-active in informing the archaeologist of any possible instances when recording may be necessary."

Mick Krupa -
NPHT Archaeologist at Nenthead Smeltmill

"Historic Property Restoration carried out the first phase of the refurbishment of the Grade II listed Town Hall. The company were extremely professional in their approach throughout the entire process as befits a company with extensive experience in the conservation and restoration sector."

David Lodge -
Greater Morpeth Development Trust

"Historic Property Restoration deliver good quality work to programme and budget on a regular basis. They are reliable and value for money."

Ian Merritt -
English Heritage Conservation and Maintenance Manager
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English Heritage, The National Trust and Northumberland Estates at Alnwick Castle are three of our key clients with whom we work continuosly. Ecclesiastical work also forms an important part of our business. We are proud to have recently completed a major re-ordering and stonemasonry project at Durham Cathedral, and have just been awarded the £3.7M contract for the Common Ground in Sacred Space project at Newcastle Cathedral.

Main depots and workshop facilities in Ripon and Prudhoe support our Head Office in North Shields. Smaller bases in Doncaster, Hexham and Central Lancashire afford us the flexibility to service projects throughout the UK.

Featured projects

Take a look at projects from our portfolio of work.