Purcell has been ranked no.1 on the Heritage list of the top architecture practices in each market sector ranked by fee income and at 88 in the long list of the World Architecture Top 100 architects (WA100) 2017.

WA100 is BD’s annual survey of the world’s largest practices ranked by the number of fee-earning architects they employ. Coming in with 124 employed architects and a fee income of $20-29m, the practice continues to be a firm feature on the global stage.

BD profiles the practice by saying:

“The heritage expert is looking to new international markets as it celebrates its 70th anniversary this year. Purcell opened a studio in Sydney, Australia in 2016 and is seeing opportunities for growth in China, India and North America through projects that transform heritage buildings for new uses. Work includes the regeneration of the former Central Police Station, Hong Kong, and the Old Treasury building in Melbourne, Australia.

"In its home UK market, Purcell acquired Janet Jury Architects in Norwich and is planning to open a studio this year in Birmingham. Significant projects include the Salisbury Plain Heritage Centre in Wiltshire and an aviation and heritage learning centre at Aerospace Bristol, which will house the last Concorde built.”