Our unique approach operates across 2 distinct but interrelated areas:
Our masterplanning service helps you to get the best out of your site. At Purcell we firmly believe that ‘everywhere is somewhere’.
Central to our approach is to uncover the stories of a place, to discover what has gone before, assess where it is now, and envision what it can be in the future. This rigorous approach is the same for new-build or historic contexts, based on an intuitive understanding of place, time, architecture.
Whether you’re a landowner working with a greenfield rural site, a developer tackling a complex urban context, or a building manager looking to realise the business potential of your built assets: we can help you.
Purcell were appointed as the architects, masterplanners and heritage consultants for leading the transformation of various areas of the museum in a phased Masterplan of the museum.
Purcell was appointed in 2016 by St. Modwen Properties PLC to develop proposals for a residential-led, mixed-use scheme to obtain Outline Planning permission for the redevelopment of Wolverton Railway Works, located in the north-eastern outskirts of the New Town of Milton Keynes.
Purcell has been working continuously at the National Gallery, London, for over 30 years. This experience and in-depth knowledge of the operations and needs of the institution was consolidated into a masterplan in which we worked with the National Gallery to assess the development potential of the Estate.
Purcell is designing and building a new residential site at Trent Park in London including the realisation of the masterplan, development of more than 250 homes, both new and adaptive reuse, park landscaping, and renovation of the mansion house to create a new residential community.
Purcell are involved in key aspects of the £30-billion redevelopment of the iconic Grade II* listed waterfront building. Our roles include Conservation Architects for the brickwork repairs, Heritage Advisors for the internal fit-out, and site-wide Heritage Consultants. A key aspect of this has been our work on the masterplan and placemaking.
Purcell was commissioned to devise a masterplan for King Edward VII Estate to enable the provision of new residential accommodation and the reinstatement of the Jekyll Garden.
Purcell led several projects to develop and deliver the Chatham Historic Dockyard Masterplan.
“Purcell's understanding of our building and its setting is profound. The firm's experience has been invaluable. Sensitive and pragmatic is how I would describe its approach.”