A design and build project on a historic site

A design and build project on a historic site


St Just, Cornwall Build By Credo Solutions

St Just-in-Penwith is home to arguably the oldest working theatre in Britain, standing in the heart of the community for over 600 years, this Plen-an- Gwary is a scheduled ancient monument and one of only two surviving outdoor amphitheatres in Cornwall.

The Plen Project is a community initiative set up to realise the full potential of the Plen-an-Gwary, by providing an essential backstage facility and historical archive. After relentless fundraising and funds made available from the European and arts council.

Credo was brought on board as the principal contractor after planning permission was granted to construct a sustainable building. On a limited budget and tight schedule, Credo delivered a building that the local community are proud of and will serve the people of St Just for years to come. The new facility will reinvigorate the Plen, making it much easier to hold events and activities in this outdoor space, creating a regular and diverse summer season programme.

Little Tregullus Playing Place

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This is a new bespoke sustainable dwelling in an edge of village location near Truro.

Super insulated timber frame sustainable build utilising recycled insulation, breathable construction and natural materials. Passive solar heating, solar thermal and photovoltaic collectors to generate electricity. Underground bedrooms with thermal mass and green roofs.

The house has been designed to minimise its impact upon the landscape and environment.

Credo was brought in to carry out all external carpentry using western red cedar to subtly blend into its surroundings. The building far exceeds existing building regulations and could achieve the AECB Silver standard, however no formal assessment has been undertaken.

The property has recently won a national award for sustainable building practice.