Refurbished Workspaces, King Edward Mine

  • Location

    Camborne, Cornwall

  • Client

    Cornwall Council

  • Value

    £1.75m

  • Completion

    2015

  • Size

    510sqm

  • BREEAM Rating

    'Very Good'

BREEAM advising role for a refurbishment of two historic Grade II* listed buildings

King Edward Mine has rich industrial heritage as a working museum for tin and copper mining in Cornwall since 1888. Cornwall Council appointed Stride Treglown as the BREEAM advisor for a refurbishment of two historic Grade II* listed buildings within this site; the Count House and Carpenters workshop.

Due to the nature of this development, the buildings scored highly for the re-use of structure and materials, as well as for low volumes of construction waste. New materials needed to match the existing fabrics, but were also awarded high Green Guide ratings. These ratings are established by the BRE and represent a materials environmental performance over a variety of areas including climate change impact, eutrophication and ecotoxicity. Over 90% of construction waste was diverted from landfill, with recycled and secondary construction aggregates supplied within 30km from the site.

The developments scored highest in the land use and ecology section of the assessment. The Ecologist identified non-native invasive species from a preliminary site visit. An ecological management plan was then implemented by King Edward Mine Ltd to destroy these specimens, in accordance with the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981.

These nine refurbished workspaces were are funded by the European Regional Development Fund and Cornwall Council, available to small businesses working within the creative and knowledge economy.