PBWC opens Atlantic Studio

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Poynton Bradbury Wynter Cole Architects (PBWC) welcomed more than 100 guests to the official opening of its new St Ives studio.

The opening of the Atlantic Studio on Friday (December 6) was timed to coincide with a celebration of 40 years in practice by the St Ives-based firm.

Having completed projects across the UK and abroad for clients including the RNLI, the practice has a particularly strong portfolio in Cornwall, including the award-winning Padstow Lifeboat Station and the recently-completed Truro and Penwith College campus on the Penzance skyline.

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PBWC director, Phil Cole, said: “It has been a privilege to serve clients across the south west for the past 40 years.”

The construction and delivery of Atlantic Studio has been supported by a grant from the Regional Growth Fund (RGF), with the support of Cornwall Development Company, Cornwall Council and the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership.

The RGF grant has supported the creation of a 335 sq m HQ on a former petrol station site. The grant has also allowed the practice to develop innovative ‘Building Information Modelling’ technologies, where designs can be developed virtually in fine detail from inception, through construction into use and post occupation monitoring.

Building Information Modelling is relatively new in the UK and is being championed as the optimum way to design and deliver buildings.