Cornwall Hotel wins RICS award

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The Cornwall Infinity Pool

The restoration and redevelopment of the Cornwall Hotel and Spa in St Austell has won a top regional accolade.

The project, to convert a dilapidated Regency house into a 65 bed boutique 4 star hotel, picked up the Regeneration category in the 2011 RICS South West Awards.

Commenting on the project, the judges said: “This is a bold, dramatic and extensive hotel development which has rescued a listed building, provided a new use for fabric in disrepair and while it needs to ‘bed in’, justified the restoration of the landscape.

“The long-term prospects have been much improved for the building and the area bringing new revenue and local employment opportunities.”