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Paul Cashin Architects 'PCA' is a creative RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) Chartered Architecture practice based in Winchester, Hampshire. PCA takes a design-led approach to the practise of contemporary architecture, believing that well thought and considered design is essential to the creation of successful architectural space.

The practice undertakes contemporary architectural design projects across residential, commercial and civic sectors of the construction industry. Currently having a number of live projects across Winchester, Hampshire and the South Coast including one-off new build houses, extensions and commercial business projects.


As a small practice, our strength lies in our inclusive and personal approach, working directly with clients, consultants, and contractors, encouraging the cross over between architecture and other areas of art and design.

We are in a consistent state of process, working through a range of media including physical and computer models, hand and computer drawings, sketching and conceptual diagrams, discussions and presentations.

Paul Cashin Architects was founded in 2012 by Paul Cashin. Paul studied Architecture at the Universities of Portsmouth and Vienna, graduating in 2011 with an RIBA Presidents Medal nomination. He has worked for numerous practices, including Design Engine Architects working on contemporary university, school, housing and one-off house projects between 2008 and 2012. Paul has also taught at the University of Portsmouth and was a member of the Project Office for the school. Paul started PCA in 2012 which has set up offices in Winchester in 2016.

Paul is an RIBA Chartered Architect registered with the ARB.

Paul Cashin Architects site progress on contemporary extension in Sidlesham, near Portsmouth, Hampshire

Paul Cashin Architects site progress on contemporary extension in Sidlesham, near Portsmouth, Hampshire

Our contemporary refurbishment project at Island Cottage has made great progress over the last few months.  Construction work has begun on the internal steel beams and some rooms have been stripped and opened up.  As we continue to strip back the layers of the property, we take stock of the history of the building and how each phase of previous building work has added to the overall house.

When working on historical houses we often improvise when discoveries are made.  One instance occurred recently when a door was made in an existing wall, only to reveal unique brickwork behind.  Consequently we have decided to retain the masonry and will work to preserve and re-point the wall which will now feature in the space as gallery space.

The project page can be viewed here

The project information can be seen below:

Island Cottage is an existing dwelling constructed in 1830, in a conservation area at the southern limit of Sidlesham Quay village, West Sussex.  The project to refurbish the house will involve an extension, internal modification and landscape design.  The property was highlighted by the local authority as a key example of rural vernacular character for homes in the area, but also sited in a major flood risk area.  Our design therefore includes a landscaping strategy that alleviates flood risk by providing a bung to the garden edge, whilst encouraging native species planting to take over a new timber structure that is directly connected to the house.  This approach will help to plant the house in its surroundings, which is vital given the local connection to the Sidlesham Nature Reserve.

Internally the cottage will take the natural materials of the surrounding coastline, such as flint and timber, and will use these to dress walls and floors.  The clients have a strong sense of belonging to the area, as childhood memories of visiting Pagham Harbour have drawn them to live on the South Coast after many years in London.  We are keen to help provide them with a home in which to dwell for many years to come.

For more examples of our contemporary architecture designs please view our selected projects here, or if you would like to discuss a project please view our contact page here.

Contemporary Extension, Sidlesham Hampshire, Hampshire, Rendered Concept Image

Contemporary Extension, Sidlesham Hampshire, Hampshire, Rendered Concept Image

Island Cottage, Contemporary Extension, Sidlesham, Hampshire, Site Update

Island Cottage, Contemporary Extension, Sidlesham, Hampshire, Site Update

For more examples of our contemporary architecture designs please view our selected projects here, or if you would like to discuss a project please view our contact page here.