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Building on the success of Jubilee Wharf

Robotmother has started work on the transformation of Jubilee Warehouse, the old storage warehouse next door to Jubilee Wharf.

The £1.6million development will see the creation of 13 high quality accessible workspaces, with a stunning glass-roofed central atrium for tenants to use as a meeting and/or eating space.

The workspaces created at this riverside location will be a variety of sizes, aiming to build on the facilities and the community already existing at Jubilee Wharf.

The Jubilee Warehouse project is part financed by the South West – Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly Convergence Programme, European Regional Development Fund Programme 2007 to 2013.

Features of the development include the central atrium, shared kitchen facilities, an exhibition space and a ping pong table. This is in addition to environmental components such as the installation of Photo Voltaic panels, external insulation, and rainwater harvesting facilities.

The environmentally friendly nature of the build reflects the work carried out on the adjacent Jubilee Wharf, which had the same contractors, J.J Jones & Sons St ltd. Trading since 1910 in J.J Jones & Sons St has a wealth of experience in building commercial and domestic properties.

A spokesperson from the firm said: “Our ability to adapt and knowledge of the latest products and technology have kept us at the forefront of the industry. From concept to completion – or at any stage in between J.J Jones and sons ltd offer a broad and diverse range of construction services, ranging from minor repairs and maintenance to major refurbishment and new construction works, together with design and planning solutions when needed.”

A mixture of housing, workshops, offices and a children’s nursery, Jubilee Wharf has picked up several accolades for its pioneering eco design.

Super insulation was used to reduce energy consumption to less than half a conventional building. Onsite micro generation, with four 6KW wind turbines, photovoltaic panels, bio-mass heating and natural ventilation were all used to further reduce energy use.

“The brand new Jubilee Wharf might well be the greenest British building to date,” reported The Guardian. English Nature added, “A model for other developments”, and English Heritage said “Innovative…resulting from a contemporary approach clearly derived from the historical character of the area.”

The aim of the wharf development was to create a hub for the community, providing crafters with a hang out, quality childcare, health & fitness classes and a café for socialising.

With good public transport links, Jubilee Wharf and Jubilee Warehouse are nestled in the heart of Penryn and are set to become the centre of a vibrant creative community.

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