Fairglen: One of the largest Passivhaus developments in Cornwall

Neil Dolley from Lilly Lewarne recently featured in an article in Premier Construction Magazine (click here for article) discussing our fantastic new project; 20 new Passivhaus Eco homes for Phase 2 of Fairglen in Hayle for Percy Williams & Sons Ltd.

Construction on Phase 2 commenced in May 2016 with each terraced/semi-detached unit being constructed to meet full Passivhaus standards. Passivhaus was originally a German concept on Eco house construction that ultimately the aim is to achieve over 80% lower heating bills. Plots 1 and 2 are now nearing completion, for more information regarding the scheme and more in depth look visit their website Fairglen.

Lilly Lewarne also worked very closely with Ben Quinn at Cube Vision Studio to develop accurate computer generated depictions of the homes as featured here. The images ended up being so realistic they fooled many into thinking the scheme had already finished!

New Plans for The Headland Hotel – Newquay

We have been working hard over the last few months to finalise plans for a new state of the-art  leisure complex at The Headland in Newquay which has now been submitted for planning. The new building will be built on the old tennis courts and will encompass a new swimming pool, relaxation area, and external terrace that can be enjoyed all year round open to guests and locals alike. Our drawings and 3D visualisation walkthrough can be viewed at The Headland  from 21st – 22nd March, 10am-8pm and any comments on the scheme are welcomed. For more info visit here: The Headland


Lilly Lewarne collaborate with Falmouth University for new All Saints Church, Truro

Lilly Lewarne are pleased to be collaborating with Falmouth University and All Saints Church in Highertown, Truro for a new Community Hub. Architect Patrick Clark met with first and second year Architecture students last month to generate ideas, brief and design. Their initial ideas and proposals were exhibited at All Saints from Thursday, March 9th until Sunday March 12th. For more info on the project visit: The 10-10 Project 


Construction underway at former sail loft in Fowey

Lilly Lewarne were commissioned in 2013 to come up with a design to renovate an existing artist’s studio in a former sail loft in Fowey to a residence. The Sail Loft and boathouse establishes itself as one of a number of quay wall buildings fronting the river Fowey which detail various styles from many architectural eras.The site had many difficult aspects including access and also is prone to flooding at High Tide! The main significance of interest of the site is its linear form and relationship to the medieval settlement pattern and it is this that is to be retained throughout. The design is for new 2 bedroom apartment accommodation on the First floor with access to a workshop/boat store and slipway on the Ground Floor which will breathe new life into a key building on the waterfront. Construction is currently underway and due for completion early in 2018.

Contemporary Dwelling near St. Mawes almost complete.

It’s been a long journey and a massive effort but we are almost there! Contemporary house near St. Mawes – Designed and led by Lilly Lewarne Practice with P. Chapman Construction’s excellent attention to detail.

New Birthing Centre gets underway at Royal Cornwall Hospital

Lilly Lewarne are excited to be involved with the design and construction of the new birthing centre at the Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro. Work has now commenced on site with Kier as the framework contractor. The centre will provide 4 new state of the art suites complete with pools in order to cater for water births. Importantly the design of the new suites are primarily Midwife led units, aiming to provide a non-clinical homely environment for mums to make their experience as natural and comfortable as possible.


Application for Replacement Dwelling wins at Appeal on the Roseland

Lilly Lewarne are very pleased to announce that a replacement contemporary dwelling on the Roseland Penninsula has been granted planning approval after going to appeal. The proposals were originally turned down in April but LLP felt that the reasons for refusal were not justified and as such advised that this decision should be challenged. The report from the appeal committee summarised that “[the area has]… relatively complex rooflines which do not maintain a particularly vernacular appearance. In this particular respect, the proposed mono-pitched roof would be consistent with the contemporary appearance of these neighbouring dwellings…(and) therefore  conclude(s) that the proposed development (will) have an acceptable effect on the character and appearance of the Cornwall AONB”.

Falmouth Town Council Support Falmouth School Sports Development

After a negative first round consultation with the local council this new state of the art Sports Hub for Falmouth School received support at the Falmouth Town Council this week. This facility will provide teaching spaces, a gymnasium, social interaction opportunities, high quality changing space and direct access to a state of the art 3G Pitch in line with FA standards. If approved by Cornwall Council this will be a superb community facility for decades to come promoting health and well being for all.

LLP Seeking Architectural Technical Staff

Lilly Lewarne Practice are seeking Architectural technical staff to join our team.

Please apply by sending your CV via our contact details listed here.

Christmas Shutdown

Short notice to announce that the Lilly Lewarne Practice office will be closed over the Christmas period from Wednesday 23rd December, 5.30pm to Monday 4th January 9am. Merry Christmas to all