|Client||Partech (Electronics) Ltd.|
|Project||Mixed use development|
|Status||Work to start on site in 2011|
Design ACB were approached in 2006 by UAR Studio & Richard Tear to design a mixed-use scheme for Partech (Electronics) Limited. The aim was to maximise the development potential of their existing offices within the World Heritage Site of Charlestown, Cornwall.
The proposals for 111-113 Charlestown Road presents an opportunity to reinvigorate a set of historic buildings with contemporary insertions that will contribute significantly to the cultural and economic life of Charlestown. The site’s unique position within the conservation area offers a chance to provide excellent residential accommodation with outstanding recreational amenities.
Whilst the scheme is predominantly residential, it includes a number of commercial units that have been deliberately located in existing buildings with street frontage. The refurbishment of the surviving buildings enriches the design and helps to sit the development into its context both architecturally and historically. The units have been specially designed to enhance the diversity of the development with the aim of producing a mix of uses that will all be vibrant, stimulating and commercially successful.
“I consider that the scheme as a whole would sit happily within its immediate surroundings and the wider pattern of development, and that it would respect the nature of the listed building group and the character of the conservation area. It is a robust, high quality design that would create a place of lasting quality and character reflecting the quality of the historic village.”
Appeal Decision Report by CJ Ball RIBA IHBC FRSA, an inspector appointed by the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government.