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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
As heritage consultants working with HASSELL and Herzog & de Meuron, we won an international design competition to transform the station and its 4.68 hectare site into a modern transport hub.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Rich in Neolithic history, the site is close to the Stonehenge and Avebury World Heritage Site and has been used for military training for over 100 years. The Royal Artillery Museum’s ambition is to create a sustainable new home to share Salisbury Plain’s heritage and display its internationally significant collections.
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.
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.
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.