Project Description

Mixed Use Development

LLA were first commissioned in 2002 by repeat clients Arrowcity to consider mixed use proposals for this redundant industrial site, which is an important remnant of central Cornwall’s socio-economic heritage – the rockdrills manufactured on this site were exported all over the world, as indeed were Cornish miners themselves. This manufacturing formed an important strand of the Holman’s and thereby Camborne’s business, and included the late Victorian Camborne Public Rooms building – for a time the Holman’s Apprentices school. The site also included a much earlier Georgian forge building.. The development was completed in phases – the main site development in 2012 and conversion of the Public Rooms building in 2013 and formally opened by George Eustace MP. The project has received a number of awards and commendations since its opening, and was identified by Sir John Banham chair of the Future Homes Commission as …

…the sort of project that should be built in every town in Cornwall and nationally too.

This project also involved the conversion and renovation of the former public rooms building in Camborne into a four storey mixed use development to accommodate a Community Room and 18 apartments with internal parking. This building is an important landmark in terms of its social and economic symbolism within the town and had fallen into a state of disrepair.The building sits in a prominent location in the centre of the conservation area for Camborne forming part of the corner of the junctions of Trevenson Street and Trevu Road in Camborne. The building is bound to the rear by a new social housing scheme which was developed in tandem by LLA. The Buildings location within a World Heritage Site called for an innovative design that tentatively linked to its past.