Opie Building

  • Client Cornwall College
  • Location Camborne, Cornwall
  • Cost £2.4m
  • Completion 2003

PBWC were commissioned to design a Higher Education building at the gateway to the Cornwall College campus. Located in a prominent geological position, the building was set to become the landmark for the foundations of a new and vibrant campus in Cornwall.

A lecture theatre is expressed either side of the entrance, as well as flexible working spaces, on-site café and catering services and extensive amenities such as bike storage, public lockers, showers and communal breakout spaces were designed to create a unique learning environment.

Clad in a pallet of local stone, terracotta rainscreen tiles and through-coloured render, the building was set to stand out among in developing industrial area.

Opie Building