Greystones, Truro, Cornwall

The proposed development site is located on the side of the valley adjacent to a shaft and engine house for a former copper mine that worked between 1817 and 1874 producing almost 25,000 IMG_3762 (640x480)tons of copper ore. This site has also been used as a telephone exchange and radio hut during the war as well as a private workshop and printers.

It was an interesting challenge to attempt to offer pragmatic cost effective options for safe development for residential use. With risk of contamination and possibility of ground instability the structural integrity of the mine shaft, the surrounding wall and the nearby chimney all to be considered it certainly makes for an interesting project.