Seebohm House, 2-4 Queen Street, Norwich, NR2 4SQ
Tel  01603 674444

Which IHBC Branch are you based in?

Several – we have members all over the UK

Which county are you based in?


Describe the work your company carries out

Purcell works as one family of many experts: architects, designers, heritage leaders and specialist consultants. Ideally placed in key regions covering the UK and Asia Pacific, the practice undertakes projects largely in eight sectors.

Clients come to Purcell when they need to make sense of their project. Complex scenarios involving historic sites, heritage buildings, admired places and their transformation, and building new structures and spaces.

Recent award-winning projects include Cardigan Castle in Wales, Kensington Palace King’s State Apartments in London, Christ Church Cathedral Vault in Oxford, Hexham Abbey in Northumberland and CoRE (Centre of Refurbishment Excellence) in Stoke-on-Trent.

We have extensive experience of working with a range of authorities including English Heritage, Heritage Lottery Fund, councils & local authorities, specialist advisory groups and statutory societies.

Purcell has been practicing for seven decades making sure our clients’ buildings are designed for use today and for future generations.

Give examples of up to three projects you have undertaken

Details below of three project examples that demonstrate the quality of our work, our exceptional conservation skills and the depth of our experience of working in the Historic Environment.

HESPR 'Designated Service Adviser'

Name:  William Holborow, BA BArch MA(Cons) ARB CAABC IHBC

Job title: Associate, Senior Heritage Consultant, Purcell, 104 Gloucester Green, Oxford, OX1 2BU

Tel:  01603 674444

Email:  will.holborow@purcelluk.com

Which of the following roles do you consider your company carries out under the HESPR scheme?

Historic Building conservation  YES

Conservation planning YES

Architectural design and new build in historic areas  YES

Historical research YES

Historic area assessments YES

Project Management  YES

Archaeology YES