New plans for Old County Hall


Acorn Property Group has announced plans to redevelop Truro’s Old County Hall.

The scheme, to be undertaken by Acorn’s Cornish region, Acorn Blue, in joint venture with the landowners, will see the vacant building and 2.4 acre site brought back to life.

Planning permission is being sought to sympathetically convert the Grade II listed building, which dates back to 1890, into apartments and for the redevelopment of the rear car park to provide a new build residential scheme.

Stuart Brereton MRICS, regional managing director and land director for Acorn Blue, said: “Old County Hall is a commanding building that deserves to once again be brought back to life.

“Architect, Thomas Ball Silcock, created an impressive building that was designed in such a way that it can be re-purposed for present day residential needs without harming his original vision.

“Securing sites with unique histories and bringing them back to use, in an environmentally sustainable way, speaks to Acorn’s core values and the guiding aims of Acorn Green, in taking a holistic approach to development and carbon reduction: retaining the original building will allow us to greatly reduce the environmental impact of the scheme.”