Sector: Public & Community

King Edward Mine Museum Redevelopment

Project Description

The project comprised of the conservation and conversion to good quality workplaces of two Grade II* listed buildings, referred to as The Count House Complex and The Carpenters’ Shop at the King Edward Mine, Troon, near Camborne, Cornwall

The site lies within, and makes a very significant contribution to, the Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape, World Heritage Site

The scheme included delivered a variety of workspace format options. There are seven flexible units ranging from 18 to 122m² in the Count House and three similar units ranging from 38 to
73m² in the Carpenter’s Shop providing workshop and office use, circulation space and WC provision

The King Edward Mine at Camborne, Cornwall, is wholly owned by the Camborne School of Mines, part of Exeter University

Project Involvement

SDS undertook the feasibility study, detailed design and commissioning inspections of theM&E services for this European Regional Development Funded (ERDF) development achieving a fully BREEAM Very Good compliant proposal

Planning the infrastructure to suit the site-wide future development including proposed tenancies, sub-metering and energy strategy providing workshop and office use, circulation space and WC provision.

Project Benefits

We were active participants in design team meetings and sustainability, accessibility, BREEAM, value and risk workshops. We assisted in establishing the brief, and communicate the agreed solutions in a clear and coherent manner within a detailed set of Stage 1 and Stage 2a documents for client review and in support of the funding application

Throughout the project we were in dialogue with the client to gain understanding of their value drivers and site requirements and assisted the client in establishing their brief.