Spectrum scheme put into focus


St Ives-based architectural studio PBWC presented its £8 million ‘landscraper’ scheme for national autism charity Spectrum at a fundraising art auction at the Saatchi Gallery in London last night.

PBWC’s proposed Spectrum project

The low impact scheme will provide an arts and diagnostic suite, school and housing to create “a unique facility”.

Speaking about the project, PBWC director, Rachael Gaunt, said: “The project is organised around a flowing timber spine. Fin walls then anchor the form to its rugged Cornish coastline setting.”

Spectrum chief executive Mary Simpson added: “We are delighted to be working with PBWC. They have captured the ethos of our charity and transformed it into an exciting architectural proposition that will help transform the lives of the individuals with whom we work.”

The project will be delivered in phases, with the first phase being delivered in 2013.