Public Sector: Helping deliver your Public Sector project

With our unique blend of skills in Architecture, Masterplanning and Heritage Consultancy, Purcell has much to offer when working on Public sector projects in both construction or  professional service roles. 

Across all budgets and scales of investment our skills can be employed to lead or support your project, delivering economic and social value through our appointment to the contracting authority, end user client, or as part of a multi-disciplinary design or delivery team.

We work for numerous public-sector clients, holding long-standing relationships with County and City Councils, Central Government and other Government agencies including the Parliamentary Estate, Ministry of Justice and a wide range of Local Authorities.

St George's Hall, Liverpool


Decades of work on some of the country’s most significant publicly funded projects has given us the capacity and trusted reputation required to deliver key public sector commitments in accordance with Central Government Strategy. These include tested and continuously improving relationships with our supply chains and collaborators; transparency and accountability in delivering economic, social and community value; advanced capability in digital and data processes, including maturity of BIM level 2 towards level 3; and embedded approached to sustainability and operational resilience though measure that include Soft Landings and Whole Life Costings.


The public sector is focussed on projects funded by the public purse, where delivery is overseen by central, local, or associated government agencies, and where outcomes demand the most stringent operational efficiency. Our credibility in this sector comes from experience applied, but not limited, to work on: Infrastructure, Town Halls, Government Offices, Court Buildings, Prisons, Parliamentary Estates Buildings, Local Authority buildings, Buildings and sites subject to disposal, and a wide range of public monuments, gardens and parks. 

Tai Kwun Centre for Heritage and Arts


Our three core disciplines of Architecture Masterplanning and Heritage Consultancy enable us to provide a wide-ranging set of skills to Public Sector clients and contracting authorities. These include:

CoRE, Stoke-On-Trent


  • RIBA Design and coordination Services for stages 1-7
  • Space Planning
  • Office Fit Outs
  • Contract Administration
  • Principal Design Services
  • NEC Supervisor


  • Feasibility Studies
  • Options Appraisals
  • Conservations Management Plans

Heritage Consultancy:           

  • Condition Surveys
  • Conservation Repairs
  • Historic Building Appraisals
  • Heritage Assessments
  • Heritage Partnership Agreements