Big and bold, or small and simple…  Looking forward or using inspiration from the past…

  • Bespoke buildings in ‘sensitive’ locations, e.g. conservation areas or near listed buildings
  • Extensions to existing buildings – e.g. historic buildings or within conservation areas etc
  • Conversions
  • Feasibility studies – Exploring the potential of a building or site, finding a new use.
  • Bespoke housing scheme designs – specifically responding to the existing character of an area and working within a site’s constraints to produce a well crafted and imaginative scheme.
  • Gallery and Museum spaces.

Examples of previous experience in Architectural Design Work (all at Purcell or Donald Insall Associates Ltd):

  • New gallery, cafe, event spaces and agricultural buildings at Yr Ysgwrn for Snowdonia National Park
  • Conversion of listed buildings at Lion Salt Works, Northwich, to provide new visitor facilities, together with design of external landscaping.
  • Extension to Eaton Estate Offices, Chester
  • New visitor facilities at St. George’s Hall, Liverpool
  • New gallery/museum display spaces at the Lady Lever Art Gallery, the Florence Institute and St. George’s Hall.
  • Conversion of listed office building and extension for Z Hotels in Glasgow
  • Conversion of office building into Hotel, for Z Hotels in Liverpool
  • Conversion of Grade II* Listed Royal Insurance Building into 5* Hotel, Liverpool
  • Conversion of Grade II* Listed former Fire Station in Manchester into 227 bed Hotel.
  • New Station building for the Welsh Highland Railway
  • Concept proposals for a new leisure village, Penrhos, Anglesey.
  • Design of number of housing schemes in sensitive sites such as within conservation areas or within the setting of listed buildings, e.g. in Hodnet, Nantwich and Bishops Castle.
  • Feasibility studies Holyhead Market Hall, Glossop Town Hall and Savio House, Macclesfield
  • Barn conversions schemes at Aldford and Mold