Sector: Public & Community

St John’s Hall, Penzance

Project Description

£3m refurbishment and renovation of the Grade II listed hall in Penzance, working with architects Poynton Bradbury and contractor Midas

The building houses the town’s stage, performance area, council offices, community facilities and a new public library

Refurbishment and renovation of this Grade II listed hall into a multi-functional space for performances and community facilities

Project Involvement

SDS were appointed by Cornwall Council from concept through to final commissioning

Initially we were appointed to carry out the condition survey of the existing services

The report commented on the existing systems and made recommendations relating to the mechanical and electrical engineering services

Complete detailed design of all mechanical & electrical engineering services
Undertook a contractor monitoring service (Clerk of Works) during the construction through to completion.

Project Benefits

New hub for Cornwall Council staff The internal services were carefully designed within the severe constraints of its historic features

Produced an energy efficient LED lighting scheme, tailored for the new use of the building, whilst being sensitive to the internal and external architecture

Following the report we undertook the complete replacement of the heating and ventilation system xxx installed within the building

Introduction of life safety systems including a fire lift and generator

Extensive refurbishment of the main hall, including a new multiscene lighting system for performances, exhibitions and festivals.