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Bale Hall

Value: Not disclosed

Client: Not disclosed


The Project:

AMA were retained to check the preferred supplier’s tender price for the renovation of this stunning Grade II* listed property. AMA were also involved in the negotiation stage for any issues arising from the works.


Architect: Thomas Faire



SS Robin

Value: TBA

Client: SS Robin Trust


The Project:

The conversion of a historic steamship into a visitor attraction. The SS Robin was one of three ships saved by the Duke of Edinburgh as part of the initiative to kick-start a maritime version of the National Trust.


The Result:

AMA prepared cost plans during feasibility and up to tender action which helped the architect to refine their design.


Architect: LSI Architects



Burgh Water Mill

Value: TBA

Client: Not disclosed


The Project:

The stabilisation of a historic timber framed water mill. The original mill is mentioned in the Domesday book in 1085. The current mill was built in the 1500’s and further enlarged around 1790. Now in serious risk of partial collapse a grant is being sought to stabilise the structure.


The Result:

Working with the architect AMA prepared costs to accompany the survey report for submission to English Heritage.


Architect: Reynolds Jury Architects

Structural Engineer: The Morton Partnership



The Britons Arms

Value: TBA

Client: Norwich Preservation Trust


The Project:

The conservation of one the most important buildings in Norwich. Built in the 14th Century it is the only house on Elm Hill to survive a fire in Tudor times. The project involved the replacement of the thatched roof, the repair of the roof structure and the conservation of historic floorboards and plasterwork dating back to the 15th Century.


The Result:

Working with the architect AMA assisted in the preparation of the tender documents and managed the costs during the construction period.


Architect: Reynolds Jury Architects

Contractor: W S Lusher & Son



“I and my Practice have worked with James, Andrew and Dean on several, varied conservation-based projects including most recently the remarkable Grade II* Britons Arms Coffee House in Elm Hill, Norwich. AMA has always supported the Client and their professional team with sound cost advice and liaised closely with specialist contractors.

The completed 3-phase project at Britons Arms has been awarded an Norfolk Association of Architects Craftsmanship Award, recognition under the Historic England Heritage Angels scheme and most recently The Norwich Society s biennial Sir Bernard Feilden Conservation Award.

I would commend AMA to you without reservation.“

Architect: Janet Jury, Reynolds Jury Architecture Limited









The Danish Church, Regents Park

Value: Not disclosed

Client: The Danish Church


The Project:

Working with specialist suppliers AMA prepared a cost plan for stone restoration works and general conservation works to the fabric of the building.


Architect: Malcolm Fryer

Contractor: Alan Baxter Associates

Contractor: DBR Limited



"We have worked recently with Andrew Morton of Andrew Morton Associates Ltd on two projects for which we have provided conservation advice: the proposed relocation of a Second World War RAF hut at Biggin Hill, Bromley, and stonework repairs to the Danish Church, St Katharine s Precinct, NW1. These jobs required accurate and up-to-date costs for submission to the HLF and others. Andrew s work in both cases was efficient and thorough, and his reports were well presented. It was a pleasure to work with him."

Kit Wedd.  Head of the Conservation team at ABA.








Blickling Hall

Value: Not disclosed

Client: National Trust


The Project:

AMA produced a cost plan for the essential conservation works required to protect the valuable heritage assets of this Grade 1 listed building. With a historic collection of books stored in the library, the project was tasked with ensuring that moisture could no longer migrate into the library from the North wall. The airspace behind the books had created a microclimate which was leading to the rotting of books. Particular care had to be paid to the required specialist works, including the dismantling of library fittings. The necessary building works are required to stop moisture ingress and to remove the microclimate. The project has budget approval is moving to tender stage.


Architect: Caroe Architecture




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Winter Gardens

Value: Not disclosed

Client: Great Yarmouth Borough Council


The Project:

AMA produced a HLF stage 1 cost plan for this Grade 2* cast iron frame and glass building – Norfolk’s equivalent of Crystal Palace. Built in 1878 in Torquay, it was subsequently dismantled and re-erected in Great Yarmouth in 1904. It has been described as a modern cathedral of iron and glass and is the last surviving such building in the UK. The cost plan covers work to repurpose the building for commercial use and its associated repair and conservation. AMA liaised with specialist contractors, skilled in the conservation and repair of historic cast iron buildings in order to produce the cost plan.


Architect: Alan Scott Ltd. Landscape Design

Structural Engineer: The Morton Partnership




Ickworth House

Value: Not disclosed

Client: National Trust


The Project:

AMA are proud to be working on a Grade 1 Georgian Italianate palace, producing a cost plan for the introduction of lightning conductors to protect the historic fabric of the building. The works include the reroofing of the rotunda and a wing of the building. A particular challenge is the incorporation of the lightning conductors in as unobtrusive manner as possible..


Architect: Freeland Rees Roberts Architects




Oxburgh Hall

Value: Not disclosed

Client: National Trust


The Project:

AMA produced a cost plan for emergency repairs to the roof structure, following the uncontrolled collapse of the dormer in 2016. A roof survey identified significant repair works required to the roof, including the dismantling and rebuilding of brick dormers and highly decorative Tudor chimneys from the 15th century. Particular challenges on this project included accurate forecasting of the cost of deconstruction and reconstruction of the Tudor chimneys and the remoteness of the location.


Architect: Purcell




Norfolk: AMA, The Maltings, Malthouse Farm, The Street, Oulton, Norfolk NR11 6AF........01263 735 462

London: AMA, 70 Cowcross Street, London EC1M 6EJ........0207 251 9312

Cambridge: AMA, c/o Conisbee, 47-51 Norfolk Street, Cambridge. CB1 2LD ........01223 941 001