Project Delivery

Truro Community hub Project Delivery

An ambitious project like this needs significant
financial support to ensure it is deliverable.
We were delighted to be included as one of the
projects put forward by the Truro Town Deal Board to
the Government for a grant to help fund the scheme.
An Options Appraisal was undertaken by our
architects, with different strategic options considered
to ensure that the chosen design approach met the
project brief and our vision whilst being sensitive to
the historic buildings and setting.
Consultation has been undertaken with stakeholders,
Historic England, Cornwall Council, local councillors
and the Methodist Church’s Conservation team.
A costed project plan is in place for the architects to
develop the designs for an application for detailed
planning and listed building consent. Following
receipt of these approvals the designs will be
progressed through the RIBA detailed design workstages in readiness for tender and construction.
The intention is to commence construction in 2023
and complete construction in 2024. Only minor
refurbishment is required within the chapel itself, with
the intention being for the chapel to remain in use
for most of the construction period.

Truro Community Hub aims to deliver:
• An energy efficient modern design which is
sensitive to the Grade II listed church buildings
• Refurbishment and sustainable reuse of run-down
existing spaces within the existing ‘schoolrooms’
• Accessible and flexible spaces
• Multipurpose meeting rooms of a range of sizes
• Lifelong learning and training opportunities
• Spaces for concerts, music rehearsals
• Spaces for lectures and conferences
• A community café and ‘gathering place’
• Changing Places facilities
• An outdoor terrace and roof garden
• Flexible office space and a conference room
• Cycle parking and electric vehicle charging
• High tech digital equipment and internet access
• Catering facilities for up to 120 people
• Community meals with facilities to cook for 120
• A base for Truro Foodbank and Street Pastors
• Soundproof music areas with AV facilities
• Wellbeing rooms for community health initiatives
• Creativity zones for art, crafts and music
• Instrumental, band and choral rehearsal space
• education spaces to supplement out of city
provision
• Toddler groups
• Space and support for those experiencing
bereavement or loneliness

• Youth groups
• Recreational activities
• Secure internal lockers
• Dementia friendly events
• Counselling
• Adult education provision
• Digital literacy training
• Occupational therapy
• Informal work spaces
• ‘Drop in’ places for social interaction
• Focused work on good mental health
• Healthy living support
• Friendship and conversation spaces
• A ‘Safe Space’
. . . and more.