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Paul Cashin Architects | Contemporary Chartered Architects in Winchester, Hampshire / News

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 Starts Work on a Cottage Refurbishment and Extension in Sidlesham, West Sussex

PCA has begun work on the contemporary remodelling and refurbishment of a Victorian cottage on the south coast of West Sussex, near Pagham harbour on the Manhood Peninsula.  The property, named Island Cottage for its slight remote setting, occupies the end of the Mill Lane road in Sidlesham, and has views east and south over the Pagham Harbour area.

The property has been extended over the last fifty years in a haphazard fashion, and so the brief for the project is to consolidate the house by remodelling the interior spaces whilst creating cohesion between the building, garden, and landscape beyond.

We propose to renovate each of the rooms with a palette of locally found materials, such as flint, timber boarding, and brick work.  The design will also feature a rear development which includes timber cladding, sliding panel observation windows, and a roof terrace.  The garden will feature wild planting of native species and a rolling landscape bung to aid the flood defences required for the area.

Planning will be submitted in September and construction work is scheduled for next Spring.

For examples of our contemporary architecture designs based around Hampshire please view our selected projects here, or if you would like to discuss a project please view our contact page here. Our office is located in Winchester, Hampshire, but we undertake projects across the whole of Southern England.


Visualisation of rear aspect of Island Cottage contemporary extension

Visualisation of rear aspect of Island Cottage contemporary extension

Visualisation of road side view of Island Cottage contemporary extension

Visualisation of road side view of Island Cottage contemporary extension