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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 completes New Energy Yoga Studio in Winchester, Hampshire

Paul Cashin Architects completes New Energy Yoga Studio in Winchester, Hampshire

Our project to convert Fountain House in central Winchester into a Yoga Studio has completed and opened on May 2nd.  New Energy Yoga has been operational for a week and feedback has been overwhelmingly positive for Winchesters' only dedicated yoga venue.

The studio, operated by the same team that own New Energy Fitness, features a 20 plus capacity studio space, changing and consultation facilities, and a growing membership of classes run through out the week.  The spaces are linked with a dramatic stair case, made deliberately dark as a transitional space between the bright entrance/welcome areas and studio at first floor.

The project can be viewed on our projects page

The project text can be seen below:

This project involves the refurbishment of a city centre post office building in Winchester, Hampshire.  The new tenants wish to transform the two storey office building into a new contemporary yoga studio, with a dedicated consultation space and specialist classes.

We have been asked to create an overall vision for the studio which not only works within the constraints of the existing building, but also complies with the ambition of the business owners in creating a dedicated and supportive environment for yoga.

Our concept is to create a welcome area on the ground floor which entices new members to mingle with current practitioners, before changing and preparing for a class. Natural materials give feeling of physicality, time and depth to the space.  The first floor then hosts the studio space and storage areas for mats, blocks, and suspension equipment.  The mediating space between these two levels is the staircase, which will be dimly lit and finished in dark materials, adding to the atmospheric experience and create a sense of separation when moving between floors.

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.

Yoga Studio Reception, Entrance, Winchester, Hampshire

Yoga Studio Reception, Entrance, Winchester, Hampshire

Yoga Studio Staircase, Winchester, Hampshire

Yoga Studio Staircase, Winchester, Hampshire

Yoga Studio, Studio Doors, Winchester, Hampshire

Yoga Studio, Studio Doors, Winchester, Hampshire

Yoga Studio, Hidden Storage, Winchester, Hampshire

Yoga Studio, Hidden Storage, Winchester, Hampshire

Yoga Studio, Winchester, Hampshire

Yoga Studio, Winchester, Hampshire

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.