An extensive restoration project to clean and repair the museum’s glass roof and refresh its interiors. The works presented several challenges including weather tightness and protecting the museum’s exhibits; including dinosaur skeletons.
Purcell is responsible for the restoration and refurbishment of the iconic British palace including overseeing the ten-year rolling programme of repairs to all cast iron roofs at the palace, conserving and restoring the bronze windows and supporting the design team and contractors to ensure that upgrades are sensitive to the historic fabric.
Penarth Pier has been revitalised as an entertainment venue including a community arts space, educational, conference and retail spaces, café and cinema.
Modernising the home without compromising the building's historic integrity. Repairing and refurbishing the historic fabric to allow the introduction of contemporary facilities and a new, fully glazed extension. One of the key challenges was to negotiate with the conservation officer and English Heritage in order to modernise the property without compromising historic integrity.
Rationalising the spaces within the building to create a single family residence and provide access to all floors from one main staircase.
Conversion of farm buildings to provide residential accommodation for a gamekeeper and his family and a shooting lodge with dining space and cooking facilities.
Restoring and refurbishing the Radcliffe Infirmary, transforming it from Oxford’s first hospital into the representative building of the new expansion space for the collegiate University.
Steeped in military history, Royal Air Force Scampton in Lincolnshire is home to the Red Arrows. Purcell and Focus Consultants were appointed to undertake a feasibility study to explore whether an aviation centre and heritage attraction could be created at the site.
Purcell led a radical and transformational upgrade of the riverside hotel's external appearance and facilities.
Restoring the Grade II* listed watermill and rejuvenate the site as a learning centre and local attraction.
Highly selective repairs to provide contemporary facilities within a Grade I listed Elizabethan mansion.
Developing feasibility study options for the extensive repair and conversion of a Grade II listed outbuilding and adjoining structure at the heart of the Bedford College Campus to prevent their collapse.
With new galleries, learning studios and spaces for hospitality and retail, St Fagans restoration and extension project also brings improved orientation and legibility to the award-winning building, giving the museum the entrance it never had.
St. George’s Hall is Liverpool’s principal civic building and arguably the finest neoclassical building in Europe. Purcell was asked to prepare a development masterplan for this iconic building to initiate its renaissance and undertook a major restoration and regeneration scheme.
Refurbishing the Maufe Building, opening up internal spaces and updating building services.
Sensitively restoring and upgrading the Grade II* listed church following a severe fire.
A major series of works led by Purcell over 15 years has revitalised Wren’s magnificent Cathedral, extending to every part of the building and ensuring the sustainable importance of this London landmark continues.
Through several phases of external and internal repairs, we transformed the building to ensure its longevity, increase the number of visitors and improve accessibility throughout.
A conservation management plan followed by a new glass floor was commissioned for its high-level walkways, providing a unique view of the bridge lift and marking the 120th birthday of Tower Bridge.
Purcell was appointed to transform various areas and buildings for The University of Essex including refurbishment of part of the original 1960s estate to a create a new suite of specialist research laboratories for the School of Biological Science, redesigning redundant boiler house space within its Wivenhoe campus into state-of-the-art teaching and learning facilities, designing a new Skills Suite for the Health and Human Sciences department, and exploring the reorganisation of The Albert Sloman Library.
Returning the Great Gallery to its former elegance, reversing previous 19th century alterations and reintroducing natural light.
Appointed as conservation architects to create a permanent gallery to re-display the Waddesdon Bequest, collaborating on the design of new interventions and coordinating the installation of the showcases. The conservation philosophy was to conserve and re-use as much of the original historic fabric as possible.
Substantial refurbishment and remodel of the Grade II* listed building on Vincent Square
Preparing a development masterplan for the cathedral and its precincts to reconcile demands on the spaces to enhance and make the daily life and mission of the Cathedral accessible.
£19m refurbishment programme of Weston Park Museum, which had fallen into disrepair.
Award winning scheme to transform the museum’s ‘backyard’ site into a new contemporary wing, alongside three phases of conservation work.
Renovating and regenerating a former printworks into a hotel with over 100 bedrooms.
Modernising the home without compromising the building's historic integrity. Repairing and refurbishing the historic fabric to allow the introduction of contemporary facilities.
The restoration and development of York's award-winning racecourse to compliment the existing architecture and add new structures to improve the visitor experience.
Purcell has led the delivery of an extensive programme of restoration works at this significant World Heritage site, drawing on all our core disciplines in Architecture, Masterplanning and Heritage Consultancy. This includes a world-class exhibition experience and sustainable upgrades throughout the historic buildings estate.
Building on its work as Conservation Architect for the Central Police Station revitalisation, Purcell was appointed to design the interiors for Tai Kwun’s site management offices in a contemporary style.
Purcell advised on the repair of a number of war cemeteries in Asia Pacific, including
Kranji War Cemetery in Singapore, Delhi War Memorial in India, Jakarta War Memorial in Indonesia and Taukkyan War Cemetery in Myanmar.
Purcell worked on the masterplan and conservation of this unique heritage building in the heart of central Hong Kong.
Following Hong Kong's Central Police Station compound’s decommissioning in 2006, the client sought to regenerate the site for re-use. The site is now a major new arts facility for both visitors and the local community.
Purcell was approached by a private client to design the external envelope of their 5-storey house in Zhongshan of Guangdong in the English Regency style.