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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 - Fox and Hounds, Crawley, Winchester, Hampshire Progressing

Paul Cashin Architects are pleased to announce that a scheme to refurbish, renovate and extend the Fox and Hounds public house in Crawley, Hampshire is progressing.

The existing building is a Grade II listed property dating from the early 1800's that has fallen into a state of dilapidation after being left unused for a number of years.

Historically, the listed property was once split through the centre by an open passageway for horse and cart. Over time this was eventually incorporated into the fabric of the building. A number of outbuildings occupy the site that were once used as guest house accommodation.

The scheme intends to revitalise the public house by transforming it into a successful, high quality, gastro-pub come restaurant. The aspired standard of the establishment is at such a level that it is hoped that it may act as a destination that people may seek to travel to from the wider surrounding area. In turn, this may help to rejuvenate the locality and community.

The design of the project 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 is proposed that will incorporate a large dining space and toilet block. This element takes the form of a series of three articulated pitched roofs, reminiscent of rural and agricultural vernacular forms. These are arranged and articulated with large expanses of glazing that 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 will be dressed in a black stained timber cladding with accent materials of sand coloured brick walls.

Within the dining area, the eaves of the roof profile will be left open, exposing the timber structure and creating a vaulted, airy space as a contrast to the intimate atmosphere and bustle of the fine dining experience.

Paul Cashin Architects have been delivering this project in collaboration with Design Engine Architects (www.designengine.co.uk).


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Fox and Hounds, Crawley, Winchester, Hampshire - under construction

Fox and Hounds, Crawley, Winchester, Hampshire - under construction