Many heritage assets become redundant in terms of their original intended use and, in order to remain viable, need to be repurposed or adapted for a new use in the contemporary era. RBA have unique skills in this field, enabling us to achieve the necessary conservation of heritage values while facilitating a new use.

Successful adaptive reuse of existing buildings achieves substantial cultural, economic and environmental benefits.

At RBA we view Heritage Conservation and Environmental Conservation as complementary endeavours. One of our core principles is to encourage sustainability through reuse and by identifying and taking advantage of the inherent passive ESD (Environmentally Sustainable Design) attributes that a heritage asset typically already has.

We create innovative design solutions which transform existing heritage assets, capturing and adding value by modernising and adding sensitive contemporary layers to the existing historical narrative in an environmentally sustainable and economical manner.