Perran Foundry is an exciting new development emerging on a historically important and Grade II Listed site in the heart of Cornwall, ideally connected to wider Cornwall being located off the A39 between Falmouth and Truro. The development works have started on site and the first phase is due to be released in Spring 2012. Get in touch with the agents to find out more about Perran Founrdy development.
Below is some more information on the site’s history and proposals. CEC delivered ecological survey and assessment services including otters and bats, landscape design services for the central open space and the external areas around the site and the tree survey and assessment to inform development proposals. Please contact us on 01872 245510 to discuss you landscape, ecological and arboricultural consultancy requirements for your development proposals.
The Perran Foundry lies in the village of Perranarworthal, on the A39 between Truro and Falmouth. For a period of about 90 years, from 1791 – 1879, it was Cornwall’s most important foundry, with it’s ideal position at the Devoran estuary and next to the River Kennal utilised to export and import goods by boat. The Foundry was last used as a flour mill and shut down in 1969; since than it has been a derelict and overgrown ruin that is now being brought back to life merging heritage aspects with modern development. The importance of the Foundry site for the development of the Cornish mining industry is recognized by the Grade II listing of its surviving buildings. Further information on the history of this fascinating site can be found for example at the World Heritage Mining site, the Devoran Feock and Villages SW of Truro community site and on Wikipedia.
Working with heritage specilists, the team has developed a scheme where the existing buildings will be restored, conserved and adapted in accordance with the conservation strategy development. Furthermore additional buildings are proposed to provide an acoustic barrier to the A39. This is a mixed use scheme including Business units, Live Work units, Work Homes, Residential and Tourism. See Dransfield Owens De Silva Architects web site for more details.