All three Purcell projects shortlisted for the 2022 RIBA South/South East Awards – Cobham Dairy, The Story Museum, and God’s House Tower - have been announced as prizewinners, with Cobham Dairy also awarded the RIBA South Special Award for Conservation.
A previously derelict Georgian dairy, sensitively conserved and transformed into a comfortable holiday home; a suitably playful, permanent home for Oxford’s Story Museum; and a Grade I listed building and Scheduled Ancient Monument turned arts and community centre for the people of Southampton.
Representing three out of a total of twenty RIBA South/South East winners, the projects reflect Purcell’s varied and important work within the heritage sector.
After a century of dereliction, James Wyatt’s dairy has been sensitively adapted as a one-bedroom holiday let.... Such commitment is rare and to be celebrated, especially as it has resulted in a building that can now be enjoyed by a wider public.
Judged and presented locally, the RIBA Regional Awards celebrate the best architecture from across the UK. Winners of the regional awards go on to form the shortlist for the RIBA National Awards.