Transforming a redundant thatched barn into a new visitor centre with an interpretation area, shop and a cafe. The project enhances the visitor experience at Christ Church and enables the Chapter House, currently used as a tourist shop, to be restored.
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.
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 was appointed to completely refurbish the building and to ensure the protection of the building going forward.