Smeaton's Pier Lighthouse

  • Client Penwith District Council
  • Location St. Ives, Cornwall
  • Cost £350k
  • Year 1999

Smeaton’s Pier is an iconic symbol of St Ives. The original lighthouse, designed by Eddystone engineer John Smeaton, is constructed of dressed granite below the lantern. Poynton Bradbury were commissioned to reconstruct the lantern, cupola and gallery of Smeaton’s Lighthouse following an unfortunate arson attack.

The materiality and design of the restorative work needed to be respected and in keeping with the historical values of the original building. Poynton Bradbury undertook extensive research to replicate the original construction including the “barrel stave” form of the cupola.

The restoration received a commendation from the Cornish Buildings Group.

Smeaton's Pier Lighthouse
  • Cornish Building Group Awards 1999 Commendation