Restoration and conversion of engine house submitted for planning

Planning has been submitted for the restoration and conversion of a Listed Engine House on the north coast of Cornwall, including proposed additional accommodation to ensure future long-term preservation and to establish residential use.

Following a positive pre-app/PPA process with Cornwall Council a low impact, sustainable approach to the engine house is being proposed, which limits the need to change the internal historic structure and ensures its integrity and authenticity is maintained. The proposal for the engine house is to restore the existing structure, protect it with a roof and allow the building to breathe naturally throughout the year. New modest and energy efficient living accommodation can then be provided within a contemporary interpretation of the original boiler house, built on its approximate footprint. It is hoped that this sensitive proposal will secure this iconic building for future generations in its prominent position in the landscape.

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