We have an exceptional grasp of historic architecture and are able to effectively steer a wider design team — including engineers and consultants — to make decisions which are pragmatic but also which retain the cultural significance of our heritage.

Tom Brigden, Associate

Our transport and its heritage are woven throughout our daily life and culture — it is the powerful link between societal and cultural growth. The regions we serve have a wealth of transport infrastructure and design legacy; canals, railway stations, bus stations, waterways and airports are some of the earliest ever built. Preserving the historic assets of unique structures has never been so relevant.

At Purcell, we’re privileged to work on a variety of historic buildings and infrastructure around the world. Since our practice began, we’ve transformed stations, viaducts, bridges, airport hangars, waterways and more. From Australia’s Melbourne Metro to England’s Darlington Railway — which features one of the world’s earliest standing railway buildings — we draw from our global expertise to help restore and reimagine.

Through our proven design ability and our comprehensive conservation advisory, we draw on a wealth of diverse skills from across our international practice to propose innovative solutions. These solutions are not only respectful to the infrastructure’s original design and intent but are also compliant to current building regulations; fit for 21st-century purpose. With our rigorous understanding of the transport sector, we create sustainable futures for our architectural past.