Works Progressing Update - February 2022

Works progressing:


St Austell Market House

Use: Market House containing Town Museum and commercial units

Works funded:

  • New frameless recessed clear glazing to Ground Floor openings to recreate the look of the original open arches
  • Removal of internal partitions and suspended ceilings to reveal original vaulted stone ceilings
  • Refurbishment of double hung sash windows to first floor
  • Re-seating granite entrance steps
  • New ceramic hanging signs to the Market House and Museum;
  • Bespoke ceramic planters within recesses to ground floor glazed openings
  • New cast iron gutters and downpipies replacing current undersized ones
  • Fascia repairs
  • Selected lime re-pointing
  • Additional agreed work includes new temporary flooring and internal architectural lighting to the granite arches


A skills training workshop for Cornwall College Carpentry students on timber window repairs was held on Thursday 23rd January 2020.

Workshops also took place with Cornwall College Art students who assisted production of the new ceramic hanging sign.









1-3 Victoria Place (Day Lewis Chemist)

Use: Continued use of chemist at ground floor, ground floor flat, conversion of upper floors to additional 6 residential units


Works funded:

  • New traditional shopfront with detailing based on original shopfront
  • New ground floor flat window
  • Repaired and overhauled upper floor sash windows
  • New cast rainwater goods


32/32a Fore Street (Hays Travel)

Use: Commercial all floors

Works funded:

  • Leadwork repairs to barrel roofed dormer window and parapet
  • Window repairs
  • External painting, picking out detailing in contrasting colours


2-6 Bodmin Road

Use: Retail at Ground Floor, residential on upper floors


Works funded:

  • New traditional shopfront with bespoke stallriser tiling
  • New traditional sash windows
  • Breathable internal insulation
  • New timber fascia and soffit
  • New ogee cast alluminium gutters
  • Front walls painted in breathable mineral paint



Market St, Trinity Centre (former Hop and Vine)

Use: Church offices and display area, community café, meeting, training rooms

Works funded:

  • New traditional shopfront
  • Sash window repairs
  • Refixing roofing slate
  • Structural repairs to roof
  • Cast rainwater goods


Drinking Fountain, Holy Trinity Churchyard wall

Use: Drinking Fountain

Works funded:

  • Repairs to damaged drinking fountain including reinstating marble side pieces and missing finials, stone cleaning
  • Repair and repointing churchyard railings

Café Tengo, 1 Fore Street

Use: Ground floor café, upper floors other uses connected to cafe.

Works funded:

  • Re-tile shopfront in bespoke 3D tiling with edible planting
  • New ground floor doors to cafe
  • Repair and repaint first and second floor windows
  • Clean down and paint walls of main elevations


Tregarne Former Sunday School

Use: Vacant building converted into three flats with internal parking spaces for 5 cars and cycle storage.

Works funded:

  • Clean down external walls, repairing render and repainting in mineral paint picking out detailing in contrasting colours
  • Re-roofing in reclaimed local slate
  • Structural repairs to roof structure
  • Chimney repairs
  • Cast rainwater goods
  • New corner front double doors to original detailing
  • Repair of front main entrance doors
  • Repair and overhaul of seven arch headed windows reinstating any missing coloured glass
  • Five new sash windows to side elevation
  • Three new tall arched sash windows to rear and new sash window to side elevation
  • Reinstate original boarded reveal detail to twelve windows


3 Fore Street

Use: New shopfront to vacant building.

Works funded:

  • Pilasters to each side of new shopfront
  • New cornice, fascia and sign (hand painted or ceramic)
  • Painting to new shopfront and sign in high performance timber paint
  • New leadwork over new shopfront




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