Midas on course with Penwith College project


Midas Construction has been awarded the two phases of the £30 million development of Penwith College in Penzance.

Midas Construction has been on site at Penwith since January to construct six new buildings in two phases to provide accommodation for students at the college. The first phase will be completed in December and the second phase a year later.

The project comprises the flagship Zennor building which will house a multi-purpose theatre, a training kitchen, music practice rooms, hair and beauty salons and additional teaching rooms.  The Porthcurno building also part of the first phase, will have facilities for sport, science laboratories and further teaching accommodation. Treneere Manor will receive a conversion of its current state to provide upgraded facilities on the recently acquired land by the College.

In addition a sustainability programme is in place to include ground source heat pumps, solar water heating and rainwater harvesting.

The build replaces all existing facilities with the exception of the Nanjizal building which will receive a light refurbishment.

Midas chief executive Alan Hope said: “This is an outstanding project for Midas to be involved with and we are looking forward to building one of the best educational facilities in the south west.”