James Lockyer Associates Ltd
Oakland Mews, Liskeard
CornwallPL14 3UX
01579 344771
Finished project
The Finished Building
Bridges and Walkways
Completed project
During construction
Underpinning reinforcement
Reinforcement for new patio
Completed Project
View from the new balcony
Completed works
Completed project
Completed project

Historic Building Extension




Goldhart Properties Ltd


Mid Cornwall Metal Fabrication

Contract Value


Services Provided

Site Investigation
Structural Design
Structural Drawing & Detailing
Tendering Process

The Project

The Riviera stands in a prominent position in Teignmouth’s historic Den Crescent, overlooking the beach and pier.

Built in the early 19th Century, this fine neo-classical building has been the town’s reading and assembly rooms, a Gentlemen’s Club, a hotel and restaurant and then, in 1912, the Riviera Cinema.  In 2000 the cinema closed it doors and was largely abandoned for the next five years.

James Lockyer Associates were appointed to investigate the possibility of proving a two storey extension on the roof of the property as part of a full schedule of renovations.  Faced with a roof structure incapable of supporting the required loads, we designed a bridging structure that spanned between the substantial perimeter walls.

  • The Riviera Building circa 1960
  • The Riviera Building circa 2005
  • During refurbishment works
  • Completed project