This project reimagines how places can be designed for living well into later life by creating an intergenerational community in the heart of Penzance with a focus on wellness, health and happiness. The historic Polwithen House estate was originally built in 1870 as the family home for the prominant Bolitho family and has former uses as both a hotel and independent boarding school.
The proposed development comprises of the careful conservation and conversion of Polwithen House into 19 high quality apartments alongside community rooms and a garden kitchen restaurant. The development of the wider site includes the construction of an apartment block providing 56 new residential apartments, an Extra Care development providing 58 apartments and a 47 bed nursing home with specialist dementia care and a hydrotherapy pool.
Through the provision of a variety of housing options to suit a range of care needs, Cornwallis Care Services hope to address the growing demand for care amongst the county’s ageing population and relieve pressure on the NHS.