Stadium for Cornwall
Design work is continuing on what will be one of Cornwall’s most iconic building projects, the Stadium for Cornwall to be built on a site just outside Truro. The stadium will become the home pitch for the Cornish Pirates and Truro City Football Club and the base for Truro and Penwith College’s catering and hospitality course. There will be meeting and conference facilities for 5 to 500 people and a public gym. CEC was chosen to partner with engineering and professional services consultants, WSP, to deliver combined ecology and landscape design services.
The team will also produce the Construction Environment Management Plan which is crucial to the success of the planning application due to be submitted in early 2019.
“Working closely with the developers, WSP and CEC will ensure that impacts on biodiversity can be mitigated without compromising the integrity of the scheme”, said Phil Hills, CEC Director. “As the project is at the forefront of Cornwall’s identity and heritage, our team will also consider archaeological characteristics and retain natural features such as traditional Cornish hedges”.
CEC’s landscape architects will include sensitive planting and habitat design to ensure that the final scheme delivers environmental growth. This will result in a net gain that increases the amount of wildlife, together with a sustainable drainage system and prevention of pollution.
“The WSP team based in the Truro office, and our associated partners CEC Ltd, are passionate about making this project a success and being part of providing this much needed facility for the people of Cornwall and future generations”, said Paul Quinn, Project Manager at WSP.