Creating a new home for Concorde, and transforming listed WW1 aircraft hangars into a first-class aviation heritage museum.
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.
Ballyfin is considered to be the finest neoclassical mansion in Ireland. Following the house’s gradual deterioration, Purcell was commissioned to develop ‘the finest small hotel’. Ballyfin is a designated Protected Structure, limiting the degree of intervention in the building fabric.
Working on the conservation and restoration of an iconic British heritage symbol.
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.
Regeneration, Conservation and Retrofitting of Enson Works
Award-winning regeneration of a historic castle in rural Wales, boosting the local economy, creating new jobs and bringing the community together.
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 will enhance the visitor experience at Christ Church and enable the Chapter House, currently used as a tourist shop, to be restored.
This eco-luxury spa is buried within the landscape, emerging under a living roof of chamomile, lavender and thyme.
Converting disused Building 17 at Cromford Mills for new use. Forming part of the Derwent Valley Mills Heritage Site, Cromford Mills is considered one of the birthplaces of the industrial revolution.
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.
Essential conservation repairs and refurbishment to the external fabric and internal spaces at the Elizabeth Tower.
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.
New and improved facilities to maintain its pre-eminence and to meet the expectations of its extensive worldwide clientele
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.