John Francis Bassett, Camborne


Client

JD Wetherspoon Plc.

Value

Confidential

Discipline

Structural

Structural alterations and refurbishment to a listed historic building to form a new public house within the heart of Camborne, originally constructed in 1866 as the town’s Market House.  

A complicated grillage of steelwork was required to fully realise the proposed architectural layout whilst maintaining the stability of the structure.

The rapid timescale typical of such works required the production of a preliminary structural scheme, updated upon completion of the stripping out works and subsequent inspection by DTA personnel.  The unexpected outcomes of such inspections foster a close working relationship with the design team and the Contractor, as revisions are inevitable to suit the discovery of previously unknown structural elements.

The renovations at Camborne are representative of the many and varied refurbishments carried out by DTA on behalf of JD Wetherspoon Plc. to date.

Key Features

  • Listed building within the centre of Camborne.
  • Major refurbishment and structural alterations undertaken to suit an updated layout.
  • Understanding of existing structural load paths through a historic structure required.
  • Close working relationship with other members of the design team and the Contractor.
  • The John Francis Bassett is indicative of other public house and night club schemes carried out by DTA to date.

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