Chris Betts

Architect and Heritage Expert

Chris has developed a diverse portfolio of work across the cultural, educational, ecclesiastical and residential sectors. His career has encompassed both new build and conservation work and he is particularly interested in integrating contemporary architectural design into the historic built environment. Chris has worked on a broad spectrum of residential projects from townhouse refurbishments to large developments on sensitive sites.


Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)

Architect Accredited in Building Conservation (AABC)

Architects Registration Board (ARB) Associate Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (ARIAS)

Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC) (Affiliate)

Covent Garden Area Trust – Trustee Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB) – Member Colchester & North East Essex Building Preservation Trust – Trustee


Forward-thinking and creative approach to projects believes design should be of its time provided historic buildings advice to The Crown Estate Lectured on conservation to The Crown Estate and The Universities of Kentucky and Mary Washington in USA Leads team in a vibrant work environment, inspiring the next generation.


2 Hanover Terrace, Regent’s Park, London

The project involved careful repairs and refurbishment throughout this Grade I listed property, including the integration of new services. The key design achievement was the insertion of a new fully glazed extension to the rear.

Role: Lead partner and conservation advisor Client: Private

The Crown Estate, London

Chris held responsibility for monitoring new works and repairs to Grade I and II* listed properties owned by The Crown Estate. The portfolio of buildings covered Regent’s Park, Kensington Palace Gardens, and the commercial estates of St James’s including Lower Regent Street and Pall Mall.

Role: Lead partner and conservation advisor Client: The Crown Estate

35 Carlyle Square, Chelsea, London

A large Victorian property within a conservation area. Extensive internal changes include lowering the existing basement floor and the creation of a new sub-basement, reordering of the reception spaces and changes to the hall and staircase.

Role: Project Partner Client: Private

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