Perranporth Civic Building

  • Location Perranporth, Cornwall
  • Client Perranzabuloe Parish Council
  • Cost £1.9m
  • Year 2020-Present

Perranzabuloe Parish Council acquired the the former Lloyds Bank building in the centre of Perranporth for the commissioning of a new Civic Building for Perranporth and the wider Parish.

PBWC Architects were delighted to be selected by the Council to design the new building following an open design competition.

This mixed-use development will maintain the site as a public building, contributing to the vibrant activity of the centre of Perranporth and bringing the Council into the heart of the community. This ambitious and highly sustainable new development will contain Perranzabuloe’s public and administrative functions under one roof, creating a new hub for the local community.

The new buiding will provide a new fully-accessible space for Perranporth Library as well as a large purpose built multi-functional Council Chamber and meeting rooms. The project also includes a new fully-accessible public Changing Places facility and six new high-quality residential dwellings at first and second floor.

Following feedback from the public consultation and local council members the design evolved from a rectilinear form to one that re-interprets the traditional pitched roof. This provides a building more domestic in nature, but which adopts a contemporary approach to materials and detailing.

Competition Stage Concept
Design Development Sketch
Design Development Sketch
View from Centre - Existing
View from Centre - Proposed
View from East - Existing
View from East - Proposed
View from Liskey Hill - Existing
View from Liskey Hill - Proposed

This seems to represent a more confident approach to development. Perranporth needs more buildings like this!

Public Consultation Attendee, 2020
Perranporth Civic Building
North Elevation
West Elevation
South Elevation
East Elevation
Sketch Ground Floor Plan
Sketch Ground Floor Plan - Open
Sketch First Floor Plan
Sketch Second Floor Plan
Pitched Concept - Early Massing
Pitched Concept - Early Massing
Pitched Concept - Sketch View
Pitched Concept - Sketch View
Pitched Concept - Sketch View
Sketch View - Pitched Concept
Sketch View - Pitched Concept
Pitched Concept - Sketch View