"I was very pleased with the work that AWP produced from concept to completion to assist the Duchy of Cornwall site project team in successful delivery of a complex set of three buildings set around the courtyard at Kew An Lergh. The pictures show the quality of development for the tenants and community to enjoy."
Nansledan - Kew An Lergh (Hub Complex)
AWP were commissioned by the Duchy of Cornwall in 2020 to provide engineering support, design and co-ordination for the new commercial development ‘Kew An Lergh’ within the heart of their Nansledan development.
The construction of Kew An Lergh has been recently completed and formally opened by his Majesty King Charles III on the 13th July 2023.
The commercial development has already been welcoming its occupiers and is fully leased by creative media companies, artisan shops, a nature focussed nursery school, and soon to be new café and wellness studio.
Kew An Lergh borders the Newquay Strategic Route which is on target to be completed late summer 2024, forming the main route through Nansledan’s planned Market Street, a new High Street for Cornwall, which we are also supporting.
Kew An Lergh forms part of our ongoing development wide commission to provide engineering support, master planning, and design co-ordination for the Duchy of Cornwall’s new sustainable Cornish community. Nansledan is a 540-acre extension to the seaside town of Newquay. Upon completion the new community will consist of approximately 4,000 homes, a range of shops, cafes, restaurants, offices and leisure facilities arranged around walkable neighbourhoods.
We provided input on constraints and opportunities from the early stages of design development for Kew An Lergh and its surrounding infrastructure, informing the masterplan to navigate the levels, parking provision, building access points, drainage and services in the most sustainable fashion, whilst incorporating landscaping and lighting. Our team prepared the formal highways and levels designs, a CEMP and preliminary drainage design for approval under the ‘Local Development Order’ (LDO), and also secured a swift drainage consent through Cornwall Councils Lead Local Flood Authority (LLFA).
Post LDO approval we continued our input through detailed design and construction, securing the Section 38 and Section 104 approvals for the highway and sewers.
AWP supported the construction team throughout the build on service provision, meter placements, a new substation and the ground source heat pump network, reviewing and co-ordinating the 16 bore holes (each 130m deep), pipe network and manifold positions to co-exist with the other underground services/drainage and landscaping. (The ground source heat pumps are predicted to reduce annual carbon emissions by around 84% compared with traditional gas boilers!).
It’s been a pleasure supporting this commercial development through to fruition and great to see its already bringing joy to the local community.
We look forward to enjoying the artisan shops and café on our next visit...!