St Catherine’s College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford. Within the setting of Arne Jacobsen’s original College buildings, Purcell was appointed to extend upon Stephen Hodder’s previous accommodation pavilions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
An award-winning regeneration of a historic castle in rural Wales. The project has successfully boosted the local economy, created new jobs and unlocked social value.
Purcell has been working at the Natural History Museum since 2014 as Conservation Architect to a number of projects on the Estate as part of an overall programme of building fabric repair and visitor-focused improvements delivering projects across all RIBA stages.
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.