Sector: Residential

South Crofty Homeless Centre, Cornwall

Project Description

New £3m Homeless centre built on disused land near the former tin and copper World Heritage Site South Crofty Mine, funded by Homes England and Cornwall Council

The building has 18 self-contained rooms for crisis accommodation offering a place to stay for those who are homeless

A doctor’s surgery and community hub has been provided in the centre along with training spaces and offices for staff and organisations that provide the opportunity to move onto more
independent living

Two adjacent buildings provide shared living move-on accommodation for 8 clients. Giving opportunity to move from crisis accommodation to more independent living while still
receiving help from staff and making use of the day centre and its services.

South Crofty is a multi-service Homeless centre providing accommodation and care facilities within a community hub

Project Involvement

SDS were involved at planning stage for the proposed project in it’s previous location in Redruth

Provided a RIBA Stage 2 design for Tender and technical advice to the client up until completion

Undertook a review of Contractor detailed design calculations, schedules and drawings received in respect of design intent and compliance with performance criteria.

Project Benefits

Close control of the design process throughout this design and build contract

Cost effective design of services to meet client specifications

Provided efficient MEP systems and controls that offer reliability and ease of maintenance.