About the practice

Purcell is a partnership of architects, designers and heritage consultants. We provide a full architectural service encompassing condition surveys, conservation management plans, maintenance schedules and specialist historic buildings advice. We undertake project work from inception through development of the brief, concept and detailed design, production information, contract administration and site inspection. We are expert at working in intricate urban centres, arresting rural landscapes, and historic built environment. From St. Paul’s Cathedral to new private homes, breathing new life into historic places or building for the future; design vision, technical expertise, attention to detail and embedded sustainability are the hallmarks of our approach.

Languages spoken

English, Welsh, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Hindi, Cantonese, Mandarin

Awards won

RECENT AWARDS 2012

AJ100 Practice of the Year - North East, North West and Yorkshire

AJ100 Top 100 UK practice (Ranked no. 18)

Building Magazine’s Top 200 Consultants (ranked no. 63)

BALLYFIN HOTEL, COUNTY LAOIS, IRELAND

- Civic Trust Awards (Regional Finalist)

- European Hospitality Awards: Restoration (Shortlisted)

- RICS Project of the Year Award

CHATHAM HISTORIC DOCKYARD, NO. 1 SMITHERY, KENT

- RICS Award

COWORTH PARK SPA, SURREY

- Condé Nast Traveller Best Hotel Spa UK 2011

- Condé Nast Traveller Best Hotel Spa Worldwide (5th place) 2011

- The Good Guide’s 2011 Sparkling New Spa Award

- Sustain Magazine Awards (Shortlisted)

- NFRC Roofing Award (Shortlisted)

FLORENCE INSTITUTE, LIVERPOOL

- IHBC North West Award for Conservation

GLADSTONE LINK, OXFORD

- ACE Engineering Excellence Award

LEIGHTON HOUSE MUSEUM, LONDON

- Europa Nostra Conservation Award

NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM, SAMMY OFER WING, GREENWICH

- New London Awards: Culture & Community (Commended)

- New London Awards: Conservation & Retrofit (Shortlisted)

- RIBA London Award

- London Planning Awards (Commended)

- Civic Trust Awards (Commended)

- Building Awards Public Building of the Year (Finalist

- RICS London Design & Innovation Award (Shortlisted)

ST. NICHOLAS CHURCH, PEPER HAROW

- Civic Trust Awards (Regional Finalist)

- Natural Stone Awards Repair & Restoration (Highly Commended)

ST. PAUL’S CATHEDRAL, LONDON

- RIBA London Award

- RIBA English Heritage Award for Sustaining the Historic Environment

ST. PETER’S CHURCH, GREAT TOTHAM

- Maldon Conservation and Design Awards: Building Conservation (Highly Commended)

ST. THOMAS-ON-THE BOURNE CHURCH, FARNHAM

- RICS South East Community Benefit Award (Shortlisted)

STOWE HOUSE LIBRARY, BUCKINGHAMSHIRE

- Georgian Group/EH Special Award for Outstanding Achievement

- RICS South East Building Conservation Award (Shortlisted)

TUDOR HOUSE MUSEUM, SOUTHAMPTON

- RICS South East Building Conservation Award

- RICS South East Project of the Year Award

- Civic Trust Awards (Regional Finalist)

RECENT AWARDS 2011

AJ100 Employer of the Year (Shortlisted)

AJ100 Most Sustainable Practice of the Year (Shortlisted)

AJ100 Top 100 UK practice (Ranked no. 18)

BITC East of England Awards - Carbon Positive Award (Shortlisted)

Building Magazine’s Top 200 Consultants (ranked no. 58)

Eastern Daily Press Business Awards

- Sustainability (Finalist)

- International Enterprise (Shortlisted)

Norwich Eco Award

Sunday Times Best Green Companies (Top 50)

ADELPHI BUILDING, LONDON

- Lighting Design Workplace Lighting Award (Shortlisted)

ARNOS VALE CEMETERY, BRISTOL

- English Heritage Angel Award

BALLYFIN HOTEL, COUNTY LAOIS, IRELAND

- European Hotel Design Awards: Conversion of an Existing Non- Hotel Building to Hotel Use (Shortlisted)

CHATHAM HISTORIC DOCKYARD, NO. 1 SMITHERY, KENT

- RIBA South/South East Award

- RICS Award

- British Construction Industry Awards: Best Cultural Building (Shortlisted)

CHRIST CHURCH, WATCHING LOFT, OXFORD

- Oxford Preservation Trust Awards: Building Conservation Certificate

CHRIST CHURCH, MEADOW BUILDING, OXFORD

- Oxford Preservation Trust Awards: Building Conservation Certificate

COWORTH PARK SPA, SURREY

- Lighting Design Low Carbon/High Glamour Award

- European Hotel Design Awards: Sustainable Design (Shortlisted)

- RIBA Award (Shortlisted)

HAMPTON COURT PALACE, RESURFACING OF BASE COURT, SURREY

- Natural Stone Sustainability Award for Landscaping Sustainability

HOVETON HALL GLASSHOUSE, NORWICH

- HHA/Sotheby’s Restoration Award (Commended)

LEIGHTON HOUSE MUSEUM, LONDON

- Lighting Design Heritage Award

- RIBA London Arts & Leisure Award

- RICS London Award for Building Conservation (Shortlisted)

- RICS London Award for Community Benefit (Shortlisted)

- Museums & Heritage Award for Restoration or Conservation (Shortlisted)

ST. MICHAEL’S CHURCH, BRAINTREE

- DAC Design Awards, Merit

ST. PAUL’S CHURCH, SALISBURY

- Salisbury Civic Society Conservation Award

TRINITY HOSPITAL, GREENWICH

- Almshouse Association’s Patron’s Award

UNIVERSITY CHURCH, THE NARTHEX, OXFORD

- Oxford Preservation Trust Awards: Building Conservation (Commended)