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.
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.
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.
This eco-luxury spa is buried within the landscape, emerging under a living roof of chamomile, lavender and thyme.