Concept masterplan and design of 11 new buildings in a 20 hectare site just outside Nanjing for residential, working, facility and training.
Purcell’s conservation design has brought an historical Welsh farmstead back to life as a multiple award-winning cultural centre.
Holy Trinity, situated in the centre of Cambridge, is a Grade II* medieval church. Purcell was appointed by the PCC to deliver an ambitious project, to provide a warmer and more vibrant welcome and to give greater flexibility in both worship and hospitality.
Purcell prepared a comprehensive programme of research into the significance, history, and construction of the Cathedral’s lantern in addition to developing a Conservation Management Plan and repairing the significant glass structure.
Clifton Cathedral has been critically acclaimed for its serenity, simplicity and modest ‘theatre-like’ composition. We worked on the renovation of this unusual Brutalist place of worship.
Having won the international design competition, Purcell is delighted to be assisting St Mary Redcliffe in the creation of new welcome facilities.
Conservation, refurbishment and restoration programme for the National Maritime Museum, a world-class exhibition space now exists to engage the public in the history of ocean exploration.
Regeneration of a Victorian colliery into the National Mining Museum of Scotland.
Complete renovation of a former Victorian school into a new community enterprise centre and working space.
A bold and contemporary yet sensitive new estate entrance and approach to the castle.
Transforming the design of a concourse to become the heart of a Hong Kong university.
Repair and regeneration of derelict mansion estate for new use to entertain its community of visitors.
Contributing to the enhancement of Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome. This rare and unique site is considered to be the most complete example of a World War I aerodrome in Europe.
Purcell has worked on the renovation of the palace since 1996 in a phased program of repairs to the facades, fabric, base court and valuable interiors.
Developing a comprehensive masterplan for the site: a ten-phase framework for the school’s future development. Design work and conservation for a new refectory has been completed with a main school reception to follow.
Purcell won a closed competition to increase the seating capacity in this leading independent school's Grade II* Listed Chapel, designed by Sir T.G. Jackson in 1893.
Purcell are delivering heritage planning guidance for the care and enhancement of Conservation Areas on the North Norfolk coast which are currently facing development pressure.
Conservation Areas are important heritage assets, significant for their historic and aesthetic values, importance to the community and to defining place. In Runnymede, we are helping the council to assess and define these values whilst providing clear guidance for how to manage change and encourage good design and development.
The Borough of Trafford in Greater Manchester has 21 diverse conservation areas, ranging from affluent Edwardian suburbs to rural medieval villages. We worked closely with Trafford Borough Council to understand the significance and characteristics of their conservation areas and how they should be managed.
The Palace was in need of extensive repair, upgrade, conservation and renewal works. A key challenge was to improve natural light and ventilation. The completed project achieved a BREEAM ‘Very Good’ rating, with environmental considerations incorporated into the design from the outset.
Exemplar quality homes within a constrained, town centre site. The site will incorporate the listed buildings into a new residential development by conversion and construction of new apartments and houses.
Restoration of a derelict engine shed in Northampton's Waterside Enterprise Zone to create a new Students' Union for the University of Northampton.
Dyrham Park is a resplendent Grade I-Listed Baroque mansion set in a Grade II*-Listed deer park near Bristol and Bath, owned and run by the National Trust. The house has received little care for a generation, leading to a full £3.1m overhaul of its lead and slate roof, orangery, and servicing requirements, to which Purcell was appointed as lead architect. Throughout the project, Purcell facilitated community engagement through a variety of activities.
A year after our competition winning success, this exciting collaboration with Jamie Fobert Architects has reached its first key milestone as full planning and listed building consent has been secured to improve Ewan Christian’s Grade I listed C19th-century gallery.
Delapre Abbey, situated on the edge of Northampton, is a Grade II* redundant country house with 12th Century Convent origins, converted to a house in the 16th Century. Following our Options Appraisal in 2009, Purcell was commissioned by Northampton Borough Council (NBC) in 2012 as Lead Consultant of a full Design Team to undertake the design for the regeneration of the Abbey and its buildings.
Purcell is currently refurbishing Hilda Besse in Oxford which will ensure the protection of its heritage and structure.
Worcester College has been on site in Oxford since the late thirteenth century, though in its current form it was founded in 1714. To mark the College’s 300th anniversary celebrations, architects were invited to design of a new 150-seat lecture theatre expected to accommodate a range of uses including conferences, lectures and student performances. Purcell’s team was one of six that were invited to the second stage of the competition.
Purcell was commissioned to undertake the creative repair, extension and alteration of the Grade II-Listed Maesteg Town Hall. The design provides an enhanced performance space, studio, and community learning space accessed via a new, freely-accessible, and vibrant front-of-house that engages with the street to attract new audiences and provide opportunities for informal performance.
The Grade I-Listed Shire Hall, built in 1724 to the design of Philip Fisher of Bristol, is the most important secular building in Monmouth. No longer a court for the Assizes, the building was underused and required upgrading despite its use by the Town Council and Tourist Information Office. Purcell was commissioned to help secure a successful Heritage Lottery Fund Stage I bid and to lead the repair and modernisation of the building.
Purcell was appointed by the Harvey’s Foundry Trust in September 2011 to develop a scheme to repair and convert two derelict Grade II-listed warehouse buildings and design a new extension to provide additional workspace on the site of a derelict structure destroyed by fire.
Purcell were appointed Architects and Lead Design Consultants for the major renovation and refurbishment of the internationally-renowned luxury hotel, Mandarin Oriental at Hyde Park, London.
Purcell transformed the grade II listed Georgian building into 23 high-end, luxury apartments with the addition of cutting-edge spa facilities, wellness areas and communal spaces.
Purcell was appointed in 2016 by St. Modwen Properties PLC to develop proposals for a residential-led, mixed-use scheme to obtain Outline Planning permission for the redevelopment of Wolverton Railway Works, located in the north-eastern outskirts of the New Town of Milton Keynes.
Purcell was commissioned to develop design proposals and submit Planning and Listed Building applications for the conversion of three adjoining buildings within the Colchester Town Centre Conservation Area: The Grade II*-listed Greyfriars and the Grade II-listed Hillcrest and All Saints House.
Purcell carried out the Condition Survey associated with the 1999 Conservation Plan and also the 2016 Condition Survey associated with the English Heritage grant aid to identify necessary repairs to protect the fabric of the Fort against further decay.