Cornerstone Praxis
  • 6 Historical research
  • 6 Heritage strategy
  • 6 Interpretation
  • 6 Digital heritage

Cornerstone Praxis is a cultural heritage research and design agency that connects research with practice to enhance the visitor experience. Our expertise covers multiple disciplines including heritage studies, history, geography, tourism, theatre and performance, design and digital media.

Based at the University of Plymouth we are able to pull together specialist interdisciplinary teams to deliver projects tailored to your specific setting and requirements. From site and collections investigations, exhibitions, events and trails through to graphic design and printing, locative apps, or virtual and augmented reality immersive experiences, we help to deliver heritage interpretation in line with modern trends and the ever changing requirements from the visitor.

Consultancy services 

The types of consultancy services Cornerstone can deliver include:

  • project management inc. bid writing
  • heritage management planning
  • heritage interpretation strategy
  • interpretation materials inc. digital platforms
  • activity plans for schools and specialist groups
  • desk-based reviews
  • stakeholder analysis
  • building/site historical research (reports)

Benefits of working with us:

Our roots within an interdisciplinary research group within the wider University of Plymouth community enable us:

  • to access a wide range of internationally-rated expertise (both within the Cornerstone Heritage group and the wider University community).
  • to bring together multidisciplinary teams of experts tailored to individual projects.
  • to offer an educational component through engagement with students (this is often a criteria of heritage funding).


Business development - Andrew Thompson

Cornerstons Praxis have engaged the services of independent heritage consultant Andrew Thompson, as our business development advisor.

Andrew has with many years’ experience providing heritage services across the SW including, most recently, trails for Looe Valley AONB, schools activity packs for Cornish Mining World Heritage Site and bid-writing the successful multi-million pound HLF award for Tavistock Guildhall and World Heritage Gateway Centre.

He is also a Visiting Research Fellow in History at Plymouth and teaching heritage and public history and has a proven track-record working with Cornerstone Heritage on commissioned work.

Core staff