Hugh is an architect with nearly thirty years’ experience of working with vernacular and historic buildings in Suffolk and further afield. Early employment with well known and respected Suffolk Architect Peter Cleverly gave him a grounding in sensitive repair and adaption of historic buildings of all scales and status, and in working creatively with clients, planning authorities, conservation officers, and other consultants. During that period he was the project architect for significant work including West Stow Hall and The Limes Hotel, Needham Market. Hugh continued in the practice of Cleverly & Jacob and was later an associate with the nationally reputed practice Purcell Miller Tritton & Partners. Alongside an understanding of traditional building forms and construction Hugh is also interested in how such buildings can be enhanced by contemporary interventions and in the creative conservation of historic buildings. Hugh is an RIBA accredited Specialist Conservation Architect.


Hugh has considerable experience over a broad range of project types, building typologies and procurement methods, including;

  • Condition surveys on historic buildings, ecclesiastical/residential/monuments/industrial/public
  • Residential schemes for conversion, extension and one off houses and small developments
  • Church projects for repairs, reordering and extensions to churches and halls
  • Repairs and adaptations to historic buildings
  • Conservation of historic buildings and scheduled monuments
  • Schemes for sheltered housing
  • New, rebuilding of and extension to listed hotels and wedding venues
  • Mixed use developments
  • Alterations to museums
  • Historic Impact Assessments
  • Development and options advice and feasibility studies for heritage sites and buildings
  • Alterations to improve accessibility to public buildings