My business is in a listed building

Listed buildings help to ensure that the architectural and historic interest of a building is carefully considered before any alterations, either outside or inside, are agreed.

Find out if your business is based in a listed building by viewing the national register.

Being responsible for a listed historic building is a privilege. It represents a commitment to the nation's heritage and your own contribution to preserving it for future generations to enjoy.

Each historic building is unique and once part of its fabric is destroyed or damaged it can never be genuinely replaced.

The intrinsic value to society of our historic buildings and areas is recognised by the government, local authorities and heritage organisations.

A legal framework exists to help guide essential change to listed buildings, whilst protecting and enhancing the special character of the buildings we value.

If your business is based in a listed building, you will need to contact us before you carry out any work - whether inside or outside the building.

Find out more in this section.