28 Sep The Earl of Wessex Marks Completion of King Edward Mine Project
Completion of a conservation project to restore historic buildings at King Edward Mine near Camborne has been given the royal seal of approval following a visit from HRH Prince Edward The Earl of Wessex KG GCVO.
Restoration of the Grade II* Listed Count House and Carpenters’ Shop complexes are the first of two significant projects aimed at securing the long term future of the site and generating employment. Tenants of the new workspaces which now occupy the newly renovated buildings include several local businesses and a charity.
On arrival at the mine, The Earl of Wessex was given a tour of the site which features original machinery used to produce tin ore considered to be among the last of its kind in the world.
He also met site owners Cornwall Council, operators King Edwards Mine Ltd, ERDF Convergence Fund and Historic England as well as Councillor Trevor Chalker, the Mayor of Camborne and tenants from the new workspaces.
The Earl of Wessex ended his visit by unveiling a plaque commemorating the opening of the workspaces and completion of the conservation project. The Ward Williams Associates Truro office provided Quantity Surveying services throughout the duration of the project.
Senior Quantity Surveyor, Richard Salmon commented: “This project has been a rewarding challenge and is another heritage project we have been involved in. It provides a much needed local project on a sensitive heritage site”.