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.
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.
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.
Through three phases of external repairs, Purcell has 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.
Set in Durham Cathedral, Open Treasure is a world-class exhibition experience that has transformed how visitors experience the monument’s rare collections and architectural highlights.
Purcell’s conservation design brings an historical Welsh farmstead back to life as a multiple award-winning cultural centre.
Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral was designed by Sir Frederick Gibberd and opened in 1967. Built in concrete with portland stone cladding and an aluminium roof, the Cathedral is recognisable by its pinnacle-crowned stained glass lantern tower.
Having won the international design competition, Purcell is delighted to be assisting St Mary Redcliffe in the creation of new welcome facilities.