A multi award-winning aviation museum located on the historically significant Filton Airfield. The conversion of a Grade II listed Hangar into a museum houses the Bristol Aero Collection of 8000 artefacts and Bristol-built aircraft including one of the remaining Concordes.
Regeneration of one of the most important early 19th century cemeteries in Britain. Our studies to identified future uses for the cemetery and its five listed buildings, and following a substantial HLF grant, we led a comprehensive programme of repairs, adaptations, landscaping and infrastructure improvements.
To fulfil the client’s brief to rejuvenate the hotel, we undertook internal reordering works to make the guest suites light and contemporary, and enlivened the building’s public spaces. Its exterior was also remodelled, incorporating a dramatic nine-storey living wall.
Preservation of the fragile historic roof above the Picture Gallery, the centrepiece of the Attingham Park mansion. The design solution needed to be elegant, to both minimise the impact on the building but also to complement the historic surroundings.
We were commissioned to restore the building’s fabric, transforming the Georgian mansion into a luxury hotel which reflects its 1880s heyday.
Purcell have been commissioned to work on the masterplan and placemaking of the Power Station to rediscover the original vision, whilst safeguarding the building’s heritage and securing its sustainable future. In 2021 the historic station will open to the public as a new event venue and shopping centre for the local community.
The regeneration of Blackburn Cathedral Quarter consists of new cathedral offices, library, refectory, housing, underground car park and enclosed cloister garden - the first cloister arrangement on an English cathedral for 600 years.
Following Blaenavon’s designation as a World Heritage Site in 2001, the practice was commissioned to transform the abandoned school into a resource centre. Extensive restoration work was undertaken alongside sensitive new additions.
A multi-million pound redevelopment of Bristol General Hospital, creating 206 residential apartments with mixed use commercial space. The Grade II listed site falls within the boundaries of the Redcliffe Conservation Area and forms a prominent part of Bristol city centre.
Originally established in 597AD, the Cathedral and its precincts are both an important Place of Worship and a major part of a World Heritage Site. As the inspecting architects, we have been conserving the fabric of this magnificent building for over twenty years.
Purcell have transformed, regenerated and conserved previously disused buildings into a national centre of excellence for low energy building retrofit which includes a conference venue, exhibition zone and a construction training college.
An award-winning regeneration of a historic castle in rural Wales. The project has successfully boosted the local economy, created new jobs and unlocked social value.
After undertaking a detailed historic appraisal of both 48 & 49 Doughty Street, we conserved and refurbished Dickens’s Victorian interiors at no.48, repaired of the fragile historic building fabric and the contemporary conversion and extension of no.49, improving visitor circulation, accessibility, security and exhibition display.
A residential quad designed in 1968, the Blue Boar building was plagued by leaks, cracking stone cladding and services failure since its completion. A solution was required to not only improve the building’s performance, maximise the space and create development opportunities but also gain statutory approval.
Transforming a redundant thatched barn into a new visitor centre with an interpretation area, shop and a cafe. The project enhances the visitor experience at Christ Church and enables the Chapter House, currently used as a tourist shop, to be restored.
Safeguarding the fabric and character of these distinguished buildings, enhancing the asset value of the estate, and enabling the residents to enjoy the comforts and convenience of contemporary living.
Refurbishment of the entrance foyer, large reception area and lift lobbies, celebrating the surviving original features and creating an interior scheme more appropriate to the character of the building.
This 5* hotel required an inspired and sustainable solution to add new facilities including a spa, suites and lodges and a purpose built conference wing with a 120 seat auditorium.
Re-presenting the Great Tower at Dover Castle, creating interiors that evoke the character and atmosphere of the Tower during the reign of Henry II.
Purcell were appointed and continue to conserve and refurbish the external fabric and internal spaces at the Elizabeth Tower. The iconic building is part of the wider Palace of Westminster sitting adjacent to the capital's River Thames.
Purcell has provided Ely Cathedral with over 50 years of care. We used a high-level flying scaffold to repair the lead in the 14th Century Octagon and Lantern, clean the 19th Century glazing and conserve the paintings.
The Florence Institute is the earliest remaining building in Britain to be constructed as a boys' recreational youth club. We restored the unoccupied building after it was damaged by arson in 1999.
The client's brief was to reunite all the buildings on site for the first time since the reformation – one of the most significant events in the Abbey’s history.
We helped the Hong Kong Cricket Club develop a masterplan to guide their site’s evolution for the next 10 -15 years.
Creating a new residential art centre providing fully accessible accommodation for 16 artists with equal access to new common facilities, performance spaces and studios within the walled gardens of Dillington House.
Re-presenting the palace as part of a ten year restoration programme to reopen the Scheduled Monument to the public.
A continuous programme of repair and conservation work has been in progress at Knole House since the mid-1990s.
A new archive and local studies centre for Cornwall within the derelict Redruth Brewery, forming a part of the regeneration of the town.
The South End Galleries redevelopment project involved the re-planning of ten galleries, returning the spaces to Lord Leverhulme’s original vision and improve the visitor circulation.
Leighton House, designed by George Aitchison, was the studio home of Lord Frederic Leighton. We led a restoration programme to return the house to their original vision.
The repair and upgrade project will bring the 1860s building, designed by Alfred Waterhouse, up to ’modern access and safety standards’ and will include the restoration of the Great Hall and its Ford Madox Brown murals.
Transforming an 18th century naval storehouse into an interactive gallery space.
The client brief was to develop the Black Gate and the Castle Keep as a hub for historic interpretation and education, opening the buildings to the public and making them fully accessible for the first time.
Conserving one of the world’s most important pieces of industrial heritage, which had been stationary since the 1950s and had fallen into disrepair. The project is the first in a phase of regeneration for Elsecar village, enhancing the visitor experience by re-opening the site with improved access.