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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.

Photoshoot Day at The Fox, Crawley, Winchester, Hampshire

Great day on site with photographer, Richard Chivers, at the Fox restaurant project near Winchester. Photos to come shortly…

The Fox is a newly opened restaurant and public house in the village of Crawley, near Winchester, in Hampshire. The project includes a full scale refurbishment of a dilapidated and uninhabitable Grade II Listed building originating from the early 17th Century.

Working alongside Design Engine Architects, we have overseen the transformation of the existing building as well as the construction of a brand new extension. The intention of the establishment is that it will act as a destination for the surrounding area.

The design is based around sympathetically renovating the existing Grade II Listed property, bringing it to a suitable useable standard while celebrating and restoring many of its historical attributes. Alongside this, a new contemporary extension has been constructed that takes the form of a series of three articulated pitched roofs, reminiscent of rural and agricultural vernacular forms. These are arranged to provide a connection with the outdoors and bring forth the impression of a series of interconnected outbuildings around a number of walled courtyard spaces. These are dressed in a black stained timber cladding.

The project incorporates a bespoke bar area, two large dining rooms - one of which features vaulted ceilings and dual aspect glazing, a fully functioning commercial kitchen, outdoor terraces and wood-fired pizza oven, as well as five high-end ensuite bedrooms available to stay overnight.

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.

Paul Cashin Architects / The Fox Restaurant, Crawley, Near Winchester

Paul Cashin Architects / The Fox Restaurant, Crawley, Near Winchester