Penwith College

A campus with seven purpose designed buildings.

The Lamorna, Sennen & Gwenvor Buildings form the second phase of the redevelopment of Penwith College in Penzance with the £28m redevelopment providing both higher and further education.

Hulley & Kirkwood provided Mechanical & Electrical design for Midas Construction and M&E Contractor, Mitie Engineering (SW Region) Ltd for work which included demolishing the old college and building seven purpose designed facilities located between the 18th Century Treneere Manor and the old Girls Grammar school. 

Phase I & II of the project comprise a total of seven buildings with three achieving the targeted BREEAM ‘Excellent’ status and four BREEAM ‘Very Good’ status. Elements of the site are within the curtilage of a Listed Building.

The scheme includes renewable energy provision, including an on-site 100kw wind turbine and ground source heat pumps.

Porthcorno building completed in phase one provides science workshops, sports hall, gym, a learning resource centre and further refectory.

The central Zennor building provides reception, a performance space, hair and beauty suites, refectory and study areas while the Gwenvor building focuses on new courses such as motor vehicle, construction and plumbing and the new Lamorna building providing higher education courses.

Peter Ward, Premises Manager at Truro & Penwith College said...

“I am writing to recommend Hulley & Kirkwood Ltd. Their quality of work and expertise is excellent. The work is carried out efficiently and within agreed time and costs. The organisation is professional and a pleasure to work with.”