The Duchy of Cornwall asked us to develop proposals for the Truro Eastern District Centre in 2009. A highly significant and sensitive site, on the eastern edge of Truro, the designs were brought forward at the request of Cornwall Council who needed to complete their major Park & Ride scheme for Truro. The scheme also comprises a Cornish Food Centre and a new housing in the form of a Crescent and Square.

We worked up the master plan for the proposal over a series of workshops, many held in collaboration with The Prince’s Foundation. The site is prominent and complex.

The application was approved in 2012 and work commenced two years later. The site was completed in 2020 and has become a major new architectural feature on the eastern edge of this historic and ancient city.


The Duchy of Cornwall

Truro, Cornwall

2009 - 2020

Photo Hugh Hastings/Duchy of Cornwall

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