“ARCO2 represent a clear vehicle for visualising, creating and successfully delivering buildings which are of the moment, the past and for the future. Owning a building designed by ARCO2 is both unique and in my opinion timeless.“
Located on the ancient quay at the mouth of Penryn Creek, this warehouse is rich with local merchant history and was lain derelict. A quarter of a century and some vandalism later, ARCO2 were brought in to help sympathetically restore and convert the old warehouse and historic Fox’s boatyard.
Materials were removed and reused wherever possible throughout this project, this ensured the sympathetic and sustainable approach.
Granite columns removed and used to restore walls and make outdoor seats
Fallen bricks used to fix original arches and hallways
Reused the bricks of existing chimney stack
After facing many challenges during this restoration, the team were able to successfully achieve one of the key design criteria by sympathetically integrating and reusing the existing chimney stack throughout the building. This fantastic conversion of Anchor Warehouse means it now stands a proud community building as it did once before.
Sub-divides open plan spaces
Creates a focal point in some apartments and commercial space
Project incorporates loft style and waterside Apartments, Live/work unit & commercial space
During the restoration and conservation, care was taken when selecting materials to make sure they were in keeping with the existing look of the building. To achieve this samples were taken of the existing lime and earth mortar then replaced with a suitable lime based mortar.
Pointed to retain the structures breathability
Natural stonework retained internally due to listed status of the building.