Kew An Lergh, Nansleden, Newquay

Case Studies

A high quality Duchy of Cornwall project called Kew An Lergh (Cornish for Way Close) delivering a range of community benefits including a nursery school, offices, shops and restaurant in three Arts and Crafts style buildings grouped around a landscaped courtyard.

AVS were appointed to work closely with the Duchy team, architect and engineer to provide product solutions in line with the architect’s design intent for the project, retaining the overall character and design of the intended buildings.

AVS provided a full drawing package including unit design calculations and reinforcement details for all units including provisions for any potential site handling issues prior to delivery of the stone reinforcements. A varied range of products were required from 8kg to 630kg including self supporting and structural elements.

Products designed and supplied by AVS included window and door surrounds, name plaques, a bell tower along with a feature arched main entrance surround with a replica Sea Campion, the emblem for that quarter of Nansledan, contributing to the design attributes of the Kew An Lergh complex.

Client: Duchy of Cornwall

Architect: ADAM Architecture & ALA Architecture

Project: Kew An Lergh, Nansleden, Newquay

Materials: Wet Cast

Colour: Bathstone with Medium Etch Finish

Approx. tonnes of stone supplied: 34

Start: Sept 2021 | May: 2023

From the outset we found AVS to be helpful and honest about production and delivery periods and they did not let us down after committing to the very tight timescales required of our project programme.

AVS were able to offer a design service which managed the stone weights and unit sizes for delivery and installation. They guided us
through the process of coordinating fixing designs and worked with our wider design team to find a means for achieving the detailing required for the buildings’ period features. The AVS engineers designed stone reinforcement and fixing locations such that they could be feathered into our own project engineers’ overall structural designs. The experience and management that AVS brought to our design
stage became further evident later with the seamless installation of their product in the construction phase.

We were able to schedule deliveries to suit our build programme and AVS’s interest in our project did not stop once the deliveries had been made to site. We enjoyed helpful after sales service and advice when needed and AVS’s pride in their work and the contribution it made to the end result on site is still evident even after the buildings have been handed over and occupied.

We are likely to have similar feature stone work on future phases of our development and we will be approaching AVS to discuss the possibilities of working together with them again.

Mark Wheeler, Design Manager, Project Team

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