Project; Porth Farm

Location; Roseland Peninsula, Cornwall 

Client; National Trust

Contract; £250k

Duration; circa 34 weeks (delivered during COVID-19 Pandemic) 

Project Description;

Porth Farm is one of the National Trust’s most remote properties in Cornwall. Set deep within the Roseland Peninsula. The project involved close consultation with the National Trust to unlock the hidden potential within the existing building. This included retaining key features (such as stonework and structural timbers), undertaking careful alterations and re-roofing the building during inclement months.

Classic Builders took possession of Porth Farm in a disused and near abandoned state. Through effective project management, communication and supply chain management, the building was tastefully extended and transformed to include a commercial kitchen, commercial public toilets, bar/café area and large seating area (internal and external). Careful attention was paid to the amalgamation of new and existing materials to retain the building’s previous charm and character.

Encountered challenges included a secluded location, exposure to coastal weather and delivering works during the COVID-19 national lockdown. Despite these hurdles, the building was completed to the client’s specification and handover on time for the lifting of lockdown restrictions.

As a result, the building is now enjoying a new lease of life and is home to an incredibly popular Cornish business.

Classic Builders would like to thank The National Trust and The Thirstea Company for opportunity to deliver such an important local project.

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