Architect in Wonderland

Wyndham Procter

Truro-based chartered architect Pearn & Procter has just completed its latest project for the National Trust.

The Trust anticipates a surge in visitor numbers to Antony House in Torpoint this year, after the property featured in Disney’s recent production of Alice in Wonderland.

In preparation, Pearn & Procter was asked to design a new visitor reception building, to cater for the extra numbers. Pearn & Procter partner Wyndham Procter said: “Exposure such as the filming of a Tim Burton film is bound to have a positive effect, and one that we hope will benefit the National Trust.

“I am delighted that our firm has been able to help by designing a visitor area that welcomes people to Antony.”

Meanwhile, Pearn & Procter is continuing work with another National Trust property – Lanhydrock in Bodmin, where it is conducting a major investigation into the present fire proofing arrangements.

The practice has also been retained by the National Trust to look after Saltram House and Buckland Abbey as well as smaller Trust buildings.