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

Hot Compost Facility


Lanhydrock, Bodmin


National Trust


Morcom Construction

Contract Value


Services Provided

Conservation Area Consent
Drainage Design
Feasibility Study
Listed Building Consent
Planning Permission
Project Management
Site Investigation
Structural Drawing & Detailing
Sustainable Construction
Tendering Process

The Project

The building surveying team for the National Trust came to us to put into life a design for a Hot Compost Facility for their Lanhydrock Estate to replace an existing compost area.

To reduce the amount of fertiliser and compost purchased off site and improve biosecurity, the gardening team required design and construction of a robust, sustainable facility with a low aesthetic impact. The site chosen was near the Grade II listed Kitchen Garden Walls and Gardeners Cottage, as well as being within a registered park of special historic interest.

The simple design consists of four bays of timber sleeper walls supported by steel ‘I’ columns. A reinforced concrete slab falling to the rear of the bays collects leachate from stored compost material. The leachate is channelled into an underground holding tank for reuse over the estate and to water the compost during the ‘hot’ production process. A reinforced concrete yard in front of the compost bays and fencing around the tank finished the facility ready for use.