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“At Purcell, we develop educational buildings and estates into world-class facilities for school children’s holistic benefit and well-being. We design creative educational environments that enrich students and stimulate their learning, development and engagement.” - Partner, Nicola Hewes

The environments that our children learn in make up the rich memories of their childhood and the right learning spaces are vital for their education, development and well-being. At Purcell, we design, extend and conserve existing buildings and create the very best educational spaces to empower students and ensure their successful learning.

From transforming traditional grammar schools to private schools with vast estates and historic buildings, we create high-quality educational environments which reflect a school’s culture and future ambition whilst preserving its individual brand and heritage.

Our team of experts maximise a school’s development opportunities through considered masterplanning and building development which is sensitive to its unique site. We breathe life back into older buildings and design exceptional new facilities that complement historic ones. With our creative and philanthropic approach, we create the very best environments for the success and development of school students today.

We are a trusted advisor to many independent and state schools, such as Radley College, Reading School and Kings Ely where we have successfully undertaken challenging expansion and renovation projects. With our expertise in both architecture and heritage consultancy, we maximise opportunities through a careful assessment of each building and its history to create exquisite and cutting-edge school environments for our children’s future.