Transforming a redundant thatched barn into a new visitor centre with an interpretation area, shop and a cafe. The project will enhance the visitor experience at Christ Church and enable 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.
An extensive restoration project to clean and repair the museum’s glass roof and refresh its interiors. The works presented several challenges including weather tightness and protecting the museum’s exhibits; including dinosaur skeletons.
Developing a comprehensive masterplan for the site: a ten-phase framework for the school’s future development. Design work and conservation for a new refectory has been completed with a main school reception to follow.
Purcell won a closed competition to increase the seating capacity in Radley College's Grade II* Listed Chapel, designed by Sir T.G. Jackson in 1893.