Exclusive Individual Homes in Kenwyn Truro

These four new quality houses were designed by Lilly Lewarne for a wooded site on the outskirts of Truro, nestled between two listed buildings. The design of each individual dwelling has responded to and worked with the existing topography of the site, 3 of the houses will be of a split level in nature so as to reflect the level changes locally to them. All 4 houses are unique in design however the site has been considered as a whole with the same palette of natural materials used throughout. The largest house design has influences taken from the existing dwellings opposite, with an agricultural / courtyard experience, reflecting the character of its setting.

The overall aim was to provide quality traditional homes within walking distance of Truro City Centre combining fine detailing with home comforts.

2021-07-16T11:18:02+00:00August 10th, 2017|Categories: General|

Work starts on the new Vauxhall showroom for Dales Cornwall in Scorrier

Lilly Lewarne Architects, Truro, are excited to be involved with Dales Central Motor’s new all-purpose and up to date Vauxhall showroom and associated workshops in Scorrier, Cornwall. Work commenced on site earlier this month following the initial turf cutting ceremony by company directors Carolyn Peters and Dominic Cadge.

The new purpose built Vauxhall dealership and workshops will be situated on the opposite side of the A30 to Dales’ established SEAT, Renault and Dacia showrooms and will compliment Dales’ established presence in Cornwall.

Lilly Lewarne will continue following this project through to completion as Dales Central Motors’ Architect and Lead Designer.

Dales will be regularly updating the public on the progress they are making on site and some fantastic drone footage can be viewed on their official Facebook Page Dales Cornwall

2020-09-24T13:16:46+00:00June 8th, 2017|Categories: General|

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!

2020-09-24T11:12:54+00:00March 24th, 2017|Categories: General|

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

2021-07-21T09:30:47+00:00March 21st, 2017|Categories: General|

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.

2020-10-16T13:23:09+00:00March 21st, 2017|Categories: General|

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 Architects with P. Chapman Construction’s excellent attention to detail.

2021-07-21T09:35:58+00:00November 18th, 2016|Categories: General|

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.

2020-09-24T12:55:11+00:00October 11th, 2016|Categories: General|

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 LLA 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”.

2020-09-24T10:48:28+00:00September 30th, 2016|Categories: General|

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.

2020-09-24T11:17:55+00:00March 18th, 2016|Categories: General|

Tolvean House, 16 Extra-Care Apartments

James and Chris were excited to attend the grand opening of Tolvean House recently.

“Everyone was overwhelmed by the design and attention to detail, evident in every aspect of the scheme.” – Advance Housing

Tolvean house had been used for a number of administrative functions since ceasing to be a grand town house, which had involved a number of interventions over the years. LLA were approached by Advance Housing (with the help of Coastline) in 2012 to convert the surviving house and coach house plus look at sympathetic extension options to provide 16 new Extra-Care apartments designed to meet the independent living needs for those with physical and learning difficulties. Particular work was put into trying to waymark places within the building with distinctive features to aid navigation for dementia sufferers within a fairly large building.

With the house’s labyrinthine layout born of several phases of rebuilding, the latest conversion involved some imagination to reorganize the spaces to provide successful domestic spaces. Furthermore the brief drew heavily on the guidance from “HAPPI” ( Housing our Ageing Population: Panel for Innovation ) to provide a building fit to meet the needs of people with diverse and multiple special needs. In particular designing the circulation to allow connection of disparate levels for access by those with limited mobility in an economic way was a significant challenge of design as well as on-site.

The construction was undertaken by Mi-Space under a Design and Build contract with LLA novated as lead designer. The initial stages involved major demolitions internally with careful design required to allow phasing of the works to introduce major new supporting steelwork and masonry repairs without disrupting the external appearance and roof.

The finished conversion maintains the integrity of the old house, including entrances and major spaces, while also creating new legible connections between those spaces. The extension seeks to provide exemplary layouts for those with low-mobility, with plenty of light and views from full height windows to bring in as much of the green surroundings in as possible. At the same time natural timber louvre screens provide privacy, sun-shading and safety. Finally the extension forms the third side of a new secluded communal courtyard, taking in the mature trees and afternoon sun for the enjoyment of the future residents.

2021-07-21T08:02:24+00:00November 6th, 2015|Categories: General|