New housing at Nansledan shortlisted for RIBA regional award

June 8, 2020

We are delighted that Phase 1 of the new housing development at Nansledan near Newquay has been shortlisted for the South West RIBA Regional Awards 2020.

These 130 homes, some affordable, are the first phase of a 218ha extension to Newquay which will evolve into a 4,000-home community with its own high street, school, public spaces and facilities. It draws on the local vernacular to capture the spirit of Newquay’s urban fabric – supported by the Newquay Pattern Book and a building code shaped by public consultation. In the interests of sustainability, identity and assisting the regional economy, local resources and materials have been preferred: granite for kerb stones, cobbles, lintels and steps, and boundary walls sourced from De Lank Quarry on Bodmin Moor. Sustainable materials used include  blocks made from recycled aggregate or China Clay waste and the reuse of construction waste.

Message from the RIBA: The RIBA Awards are judged by visiting each shortlisted project in person. In line with current advice to prevent the spread of illness, judging of all RIBA Awards for buildings is postponed. Provided it is safe to do so, we hope to resume judging in due course and to conclude the awards programme in the second half of this year.

Read more about the project here