Purcell’s conservation design has brought an historical Welsh farmstead back to life as a multiple award-winning cultural centre.
Conservation, refurbishment and restoration programme for the National Maritime Museum, a world-class exhibition space now exists to engage the public in the history of ocean exploration.
Purcell was appointed to carry out a feasibility study and subsequently develop detailed proposals to carry out a variety of works to the building.
Having won the international design competition, Purcell is delighted to be assisting St Mary Redcliffe in the creation of new welcome facilities.
We were commissioned to refurbish and develop the Grade II and II* Listed Grove Hotel and its signature Glasshouse Restaurant and Bar.
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.
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.
We were commissioned to restore the building’s fabric, transforming the Georgian mansion into a luxury hotel which reflects its 1880s heyday.
Purcell are helping design a major new gallery extension and accessibility improvements as part of the ‘Hello Future’ project to develop and transform the museum for visitors and local communities.
The Palace was in need of extensive repair, upgrade, conservation and renewal works. A key challenge was to improve natural light and ventilation. The completed project achieved a BREEAM ‘Very Good’ rating, with environmental considerations incorporated into the design from the outset.
Dyrham Park is a resplendent Grade I-Listed Baroque mansion set in a Grade II*-Listed deer park near Bristol and Bath, owned and run by the National Trust. The house has received little care for a generation, leading to a full £3.1m overhaul of its lead and slate roof, orangery, and servicing requirements, to which Purcell was appointed as lead architect. Throughout the project, Purcell facilitated community engagement through a variety of activities.
Delapre Abbey, situated on the edge of Northampton, is a Grade II* redundant country house with 12th Century Convent origins, converted to a house in the 16th Century. Following our Options Appraisal in 2009, Purcell was commissioned by Northampton Borough Council (NBC) in 2012 as Lead Consultant of a full Design Team to undertake the design for the regeneration of the Abbey and its buildings.