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Architecture by Purcell – latest additions to this page, arranged chronologically:

12 March 2024
QMUL Informatics Teaching Laboratory Building, Queen Mary University of London, England, United Kingdom
QMUL Informatics Teaching Laboratory building by Purcell Architects
visualisation © Purcell
QMUL Informatics Teaching Laboratory Building, London

11 July 2022
Hong Kong Cricket Club, Wong Nai Chung Gap, Hong Kong, China
Design: Purcell
Hong Kong Cricket Club Sports Annex
photo : Kevin Mak
Hong Kong Cricket Club Sports Annex

25 June 2022
Private Residential Estate, Guangzhou, China
Façade Designer: Purcell
Private Residential Estate China
render courtesy of Yuechang Limited
Private Residential Estate China
Following Purcell’s previous involvement in the façade design for a private house in Guangzhou Province, the team were approached by the same client to re-design the building exterior of 4 6-storey residential towers, podium and other affiliated facility structures for Private Residential Estate in Guangzhou, China.

4 May 2022
Cobham Dairy, Kent, Southeast England, UK
Cobham Dairy Kent building design by Purcell Architecture
photo : John Miller
Cobham Dairy Building Kent
James Wyatt’s Cobham Dairy had sat derelict in Humphrey Repton’s Cobham Park landscape for over a century before the Landmark Trust stepped in to save it. Their brief to transform this Georgian ‘Gothick’ building into a one-bedroom holiday let was straightforward, but the complexity lay in adapting a Grade II* listed building to provide modern levels of comfort whilst being sensitive to the original design; and complying with ecological, archaeological, and planning requirements.

30 Apr 2019
God’s House Tower, Southampton, Hampshire, Southern England, UK
Architects: Purcell
Gods House Tower in Southampton design by Purcell Architecture
photo © Thierry Bal and a space arts
God’s House Tower in Southampton by Purcell
Following a £3.1m refurbishment this Grade 1 scheduled monument will reopen in September as a unique arts and heritage centre. Housing a permanent exhibition on the history of the 700-year-old building, GHT will also be home to two new gallery spaces showcasing specially commissioned contemporary art and period works from prestigious south coast collections.

27 Mar 2018
RIBA Yorkshire Awards 2018 Shortlisted Buildings
Vita Student York Building design by Purcell Architecture
photo © David Lindsay
RIBA Yorkshire Awards 2018
Vita Student York, York by Fuse and Reform, with Purcell as the Conservation Architect during the Planning stage of the project, is one of thirteen buildings have been shortlisted for RIBA Yorkshire (Royal Institute of British Architects) 2018 Awards; the winners will be announced at an Awards evening at The Museum Gardens, York on Thursday 24 May.

22 Mar 2018
RIBA Northeast Awards Shortlist 2018
Durham Cathedral Open Treasure design by Purcell Architecture
photo © Andy Marshall
RIBA Northeast Awards Shortlist 2018
Durham Cathedral Open Treasure is one of twelve buildings shortlisted for RIBA Northeast Awards 2018 by Royal Institute of British Architects judges. The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony at The Museum Gardens, York on 24 May.

17 Jul 2017
St Fagans National Museum of History, Cardiff, South Wales
St Fagans National Museum of History design by Purcell Architecture
image © Craig Auckland / Fotohaus
St Fagans National Museum of History in Cardiff
The latest stage of redevelopment at St Fagans National Musum of History in south Wales have been unveiled. From 14 July 2017, visitors to St Fagans National Museum of History will be greeted at a vastly improved new entrance building and will be able to enter Gweithdy – the newest addition to the museum’s collection – which this time is a brand new build.

27 Feb 2017
Dorchester and Shepton Mallet Prison Redevelopments, Southwest England, UK
Dorchester Prison building design by Purcell
image © Purcell Architects
Dorchester and Shepton Mallet Prison Redevelopments
Planning permission has been granted for architect Purcell’s two prison redevelopments for City & Country. Dorchester prison in Dorset and Shepton Mallet prison in Somerset will be restored and converted into high quality homes.

2 Jun 2016
St Mary Redcliffe Architecture Competition Winner, Bristol, Southwest England, UK
Architects Purcell have won this design contest:
St Mary Redcliffe Competition design by Purcell UK
image © Purcell Architects
St Mary Redcliffe Competition Winner

The other four award-winning finalists in this architecture competition:

– Carmody Groarke
– dRMM
– Eric Parry Architects
– Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios

19 Feb 2016
Salisbury Plain Heritage Centre, Wiltshire, southwest England, UK
Salisbury Plain Heritage Centre
image © Purcell Architects
Salisbury Plain Heritage Centre Building
Purcell has been appointed to lead the design team on the Salisbury Plain Heritage Centre project in Larkhill, Wiltshire. The ambition of the centre is to create a sustainable new home to share the heritage of Salisbury Plain and display internationally significant collections. The new image shows Purcell’s proposed design in context.

Purcell on Shortlist for State Library in Melbourne
20 Jan 2016 – Four finalists – including Purcell – shortlisted for the £40 million redevelopment of Australia’s oldest public library in Melbourne
State Library of Victoria Vision 2020 Redevelopment
State Library of Victoria Vision 2020 Redevelopment

National Mining Memorial Centre, Newtongrange, Scotland
National Mining Memorial Centre, Newtongrange
photograph : Chris Humphreys
The National Mining Memorial Centre in Scotland Shortlisted for Two Awards Derelict coal processing building converted to remembrance and exhibition space shortlisted for RIAS and EAA Awards.
A new memorial centre to commemorate the sacrifices made by those involved in Scotland’s coal mining industry is shortlisted for two design awards. The project, completed by Purcell’s Edinburgh studio, is in the running for a Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland Award as well as an Edinburgh Architectural Association Award in the Small Projects category. 27 Mar 2014

7 Aug 2013
Hornsey Town Hall Restoration, Crouch End, North London, England
Hornsey Town Hall Restoration London
image : Purcell
Hornsey Town Hall Restoration
Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts has announced today the appointment of RIBA award-winning architects Purcell to lead the design team for the redevelopment of the iconic Hornsey Town Hall in Crouch End. Today’s good news follows on from successfully securing initial support, including a development grant of £482,000, from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) last year.

26 Mar 2013
Radcliffe Humanities Building, University of Oxford, England
Radcliffe Humanities Building Oxford
photo : Andy Spain
Radcliffe Humanities Building
Building shortlisted for prestigious architecture awards: The Radcliffe Humanities building at the University of Oxford has been shortlisted for a prestigious Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) award and a Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Building Conservation award. Once the home of Oxford’s first ever hospital, the Radcliffe Infirmary underwent a £10m renovation last year.

21 Mar 2013
The Florence Institute, Liverpool, north west England, UK
Design: Purcell Architects
The Florence Institute Building
photo : Ben Jones
The Florence Institute
The Florence Institute in Liverpool is in the running for two major awards. The newly renovated visitor attraction is shortlisted for a prestigious Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Award, as well as a Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Building Conservation Award.

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Watts Gallery Building
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