RIBA Chartered Practice

Steam Town Brew Co. | Public House Commercial Project

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.


Steam Town Brew Co. | Eastleigh, Hampshire

Existing Building Renovation + Change of Use / Public House + Craft Brewery

Status: Completed 2016

Client: Private  

Type: Commercial

The Steam Town Brew Company secured the opportunity to renovate and refurbish a corner site property in Eastleigh in September 2016.  The original building, an excellent example of the Victorian era, has been since extended and re-purposed many times, and was in a dire condition when David and Drew took on the lease.  The vision was to create a craft beer brewery house with production and distribution to the rear of the property, and a bar and restaurant area engaging with the street edges of Bishopstoke Road and Dutton Lane.

The Victorian era and the railway history of Eastleigh were used as references to drive the theme of the interior, which include up-cycled train parts for the bar and seating areas.  Due to the restraints on budget and speed of the refurbishment, the project relied on the local effort of crafts people and industrial suppliers to help create the end result.  The bar and restaurant opened in November 2017 and the brewery section will start up in March 2018.

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