About us


Welcome to Building Conservation Services  and the Consultancy for Conservation and Development Website




Tel/Fax:                                    +44 (0)1924 277552

Horbury Hall                           Church Street                         Horbury Wakefield                                WF4 6LT                                 UK

Also at:

9 Rue de Pontoise                75005                                   Paris                              France

BŁyŁk Hendek Cad. 53/5 Şişhane                               34420              Istanbul                           Turkey

525 Lakhechaur Marg           Kathmandu                              Nepal

2A Masinsinan Street Teachers Village            Quezon City 1100             Metro Manila                          Philippines

Our office network

Our headquarters is Horbury Hall, a Grade I historic building in Yorkshire, which has been dated by dendrochrology to 1474.  In addition, we have offices in Paris, Istanbul, Kathmandu and Manila.


The Conservation and Development Team

Principal:          David Michelmore B.A.,M.Phil.

Associate:       Vardan Mkrtchyan Dip.Arch.,Dip.Trans.

Consultants:    Pelin «elik B.Arch.,M.Arch.,M.A

       Peter de Vere Moss, B.Sc.,FSZ,FRGS

David Michelmore is a specialist in the conservation of cultural heritage. He has extensive experience in the implementation of the World Heritage Convention and has wide experience in urban management issues in addition to the conservation of historic buildings, ancient monuments and archaeological sites. He is a former UNESCO International Technical Adviser and is President of and UK Representative on the International Wood Committee of ICOMOS (International Council on Monuments and Sites)

Vardan Mkrtchyan was formerly Historic Buildings Architect in the Commission for the Protection of Monuments in Armenia, which is noted for its wealth of outstanding monuments. He has specialist experience in the conservation of ancient monuments and historic buildings and has been responsible for the design and supervision of a number of conservation schemes in the UK and Europe and has particular expertise in the documentation of heritage sites, monuments and buildings..

Pelin «elik has degrees in architectural conservation from Paris and Istanbul.  She formerly worked for the Aga Khan Trust for Culture and subsequently in UNESCO headquarters in Paris. She has international experience in preparing conservation proposals, including survey, design and working with and leading architectural teams, planning the conservation of ancient monuments, and in the preparation of development projects.

Peter Moss is a specialist in the management of natural resources, in forest ecology and integrated conservation and development. He has a comprehensive background in biodiversity and forest conservation, wildlife conservation, range ecology, national parks and protected areas, integrated management planning for rural development, ecotourism, human resource development; analysis of institutional and legal issues; land tenure and land rights resolution and natural resource conservation policy. He has experience in the preparation and implementation of strategic plans, environmental impact assessments, community-based natural resource conservation and development and participatory programmes.

The consultancy has language fluency in English, French, German, Russian, Turkish, Armenian, Nepali and a number of African languages.

Countries of work experience:

Armenia          Bulgaria      Greece            Kazakhstan          Pakistan         United Kingdom

Azerbaijan      China          Hong Kong     Laos                    Philippines      Vietnam

Bangladesh     Cyprus        Iraq                 Malaysia              Portugal      

Belgium           France        Italy                 Nepal                   Thailand       

Bhutan            Georgia       Japan              Norway                Turkey          


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Last modified: November 30, 2007