09 Jan WWA Wins at Cornwall Sustainability Awards
WWA recently attended the Cornwall Sustainability Awards, where we picked up the prize for ‘Best Contribution to the Built Environment’ (Retrofit) for the King Edward Mine Development in Camborne.
The Cornwall Sustainability Awards ceremony took place in December at Truro School, where a variety of companies from across Cornwall were recognised for their contribution to sustainability and the environment.
The King Edward Mine project for Cornwall Council, which was part funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), involved the conversion of a neglected Grade II* Listed mining building into BREEAM ‘Very Good’ new workspaces for businesses within the creative industry in Cornwall.
The project incorporated sustainable features such as, enhanced daylight through design, use of reclaimed/natural/renewable materials, sub-metering of services and careful waste management. This was all achieved whilst sympathetically restoring the historic infrastructure and creating quality units for lease.
Ward Williams Associates provided Quantity Surveying services on this project and worked closely with the Architect, PBWC, to ensure the project was sympathetically yet economically brought back to life.
Cornwall Sustainability Awards – ‘Best Contribution to the Built Environment’ (Retrofit)
Richard Salmon, Senior Quantity Surveyor said:
“We are delighted that this project has won this award as it demonstrates that one of the most sustainable ways to develop buildings is to re-use existing ones. By incorporating innovative sustainability measures, we were able to transform the building into ‘fit for purpose’ units that people really want to work in, enabling economic growth and the continued regeneration of the area”.