St Austell Town Centre

A benchmark for quality town centre developments in Cornwall for many years to come.

Hulley & Kirkwood were appointed to provide Detailed Design, Thermal Modelling, EPC Consultant and BREEAM Advisor services for this redevelopment.

The £75m scheme was delivered on time and to budget and provides a modern retail and leisure hub set within traditional style streets which create a natural extension to the existing town centre. It has been designed with relaxed, open styling and contemporary architecture. Spread over five acres, this mixed use development includes 14,400m² of retail space, restaurants and cafes, a 4-screen cinema, 69 homes and a 550 space underground car park.

The St Austell Town Centre redevelopment, named ‘White River Place’, was originally predicted to receive a BREEAM rating of ‘Very Good’ but instead achieved a score of 74.16% and a rating of ‘Excellent’ - a real triumph with only a handful of the country’s retail schemes having reached this level. It has become one of the most environmentally friendly developments in the country. The scheme was praised for using locally sourced materials, a high content of recycled material, minimising air and water pollution and for incorporating low energy technologies such as rain water harvesting systems. A substantial part of the scheme has a ‘living roof’ made from sedum to reflect St Austell’s position amid rolling hills and its close proximity to the Eden Project.