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"We’ve appointed AWP on a few of our projects recently. We like their proactive approach in getting things done."

Patrick GribbinProperty ManagerSt Austell Brewery

Lifeboat Inn

St Ives, Cornwall

We were appointed by St Austell Brewery to undertake a Flood Risk Assessment to support a planning application for the refurbishment of The Lifeboat Inn in St Ives.

The Lifeboat Inn is located on the harbour edge in St Ives overlooking Porthminster Beach. The proposed scheme was for an internal reconfiguration and refurbishment of rooms. At ground floor a new partition wall was constructed to enlarge the kitchen. On the first and second floors the existing accommodation was reconfigured to provide four letting rooms and two holiday apartments

As the harbourside is located in the high risk flood zone, we worked with dmp architects and the EA officers to agree safe routes of access and egress in the 1 in 200 year extreme flood allowing for the predicted effects of climate change. Cornwall Council granted full planning permission in 2018 and the refurbished inn opened in 2019. 

Photos reproduced courtesy of St Austell Brewery