News / 14-Jul-23

Poynton Bradbury Architects pick up two awards at the Cornish Building Group Awards 2023

Written by Chris Turner
Poynton Bradbury Architects pick up two awards at the Cornish Building Group Awards 2023

A fantastic result for our conservation team at the Cornish Building Group Awards 2023! 

We picked up two awards, a World Heritage Site Award for the Wheal Martyn Clayworks project and a commendation for the restoration of Boskelly House in Carbis Bay. 

A huge well done to Paul Perry for leading these projects from our side. 

Also our very own Jacob Down scooped Best Building award for Trevolt, the conversion of a disused substation for his good friends Morveth and Abi (as seen on George Clarke's Remarkable Renovations!).

Aerial photo of Boskelly
Aerial photo of Boskelly

Boskelly

Boskelly was acquired in 1921 from Squire Tyringham of Trevethoe by Greville Ewing Matheson. He engaged Edmund Fuller to design a library, to accommodate 10,000 books, together with a flat for Matheson’s brother-in-law, Charles John Pugh. This extended Boskelly southwards and was subsequently separated in 1989 to form a dwelling known as Boskerris Vean. The Grade II Listed residential properties have now been recombined into a single dwelling and ownership.

Equestrian figure on Boskelly by Debra Sloan to replace original by Bernard Leach.
Equestrian figure on Boskelly by Debra Sloan to replace original by Bernard Leach.

Poynton Bradbury Architects were commissioned for the major restoration of Boskelly and the substantial reconstruction of the existing ‘mundic’ affected structures and low grade modern extensions. The replacement buildings faithfully reproduce key elements of the original historical design.

Aerial photo of Wheal Martyn Clayworks
Aerial photo of Wheal Martyn Clayworks

Wheal Martyn Clay Works Museum

The Wheal Martyn Clay Works Museum is based within two Victorian china clay works, now a Scheduled Ancient Monument, and tells the story of how china clay mining has shaped the landscape, lives of people and economy of mid-Cornwall for over 250 years. The completion of this major four year project marks the end of the first phase of an ambitious masterplan aimed at making Wheal Martyn a hub for the local community and a place for everyone to be inspired, recharge, and immerse themselves in the outstanding mining heritage of the area.

The old Transport Yard at Wheal Martyn Clay Works
The old Transport Yard at Wheal Martyn Clay Works

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Chris Turner
BA(Hons)  MArch  PgDip  ARB  RIBA Chris joined Poynton Bradbury Architects in... Read More

BA(Hons)  MArch  PgDip  ARB  RIBA

Chris joined Poynton Bradbury Architects in 2018 after working in London where he led the delivery of major mixed-use regeneration schemes in both the UK and abroad with project values of over £120m. Becoming a Director of the practice in 2021 Chris is now applying his passion for environmentally and socially responsible architecture and urban design to help shape the ethos and vision of the practice.

He has wide experience of public consultation processes and has repeatedly represented the practice during the engagement of complex and varied stakeholder groups, local authorities and review panels. Chris is responsible for several sectors including schools, urban regeneration, placemaking, later living and care.

Working with a wide range of private sector and local authority clients Chris is adept at taking their projects through complex planning processes and supporting them to create truly transformative places.

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