News / 27-Mar-24

Exciting proposals for Penzance Market House have been submitted for planning and Listed Building Consent

Written by Laura Highton
Exciting proposals for Penzance Market House have been submitted for planning and Listed Building Consent

We are delighted to be working with the Penzance Regeneration Company on the project, which will transform this under-valued building into a high-quality public facility at the heart of Penzance.

Located at the top of Market Jew Street, the Grade I listed building dates from 1837.
The project seeks to remove this building from Historic England’s Buildings At Risk Register, by transforming the dilapidated east end into a sustainable and vibrant mixed-use facility.

The project team have developed an environmentally responsible design, which will provide a food hall with street food kitchens, a restaurant and events space and a new town hub with shared workspace. The adaptations will make the building fully accessible, including a new level entrance on the north elevation.

Exciting proposals for Penzance Market House have been submitted for planning and Listed Building Consent
Proposed View Of The Market Hall

The design focuses on improving access, reducing energy consumption, and creating a welcome space for locals and visitors to enjoy this fantastic building. The scope of works will retain the most significant assets of the existing fabric, such as the feature ceiling and central oculus. New interventions into the building take inspiration from the experimental, playful, and precise spirit of Humphry Davy.

Exciting proposals for Penzance Market House have been submitted for planning and Listed Building Consent
Proposed View Of The First Floor Restaurant

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Laura Highton
BSc(Hons)  MArch  ARB  RIBA-SCA Laura joined PBWC Architects in 2023 and brings... Read More

BSc(Hons)  MArch  ARB  RIBA-SCA

Laura joined PBWC Architects in 2023 and brings a wealth of experience to the practice. Her passion for architecture is focussed on creating sustainable, adaptable, and vibrant spaces thar respond to their surroundings and context. She has skills in contemporary design and has developed an architectural sensitivity in her approach to working in historic settings.

Registered as a RIBA Specialist Conservation Architect, Laura’s expertise lies in the adaptive re-use of existing buildings, and she is particularly skilled at bringing new life and contemporary design into historic buildings and settings. She has a comprehensive knowledge of conservation practice and extensive experience of applying this within historic buildings.

Laura’s portfolio is varied and includes large scale community and public buildings such as museums, visitor centres and libraries up to the value of £25m. Alongside this she has worked on intricate and smaller scale developments including bespoke new-build residential projects and one-off house renovations.

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