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

Office Modernisation


Bodmin, Cornwall


National Trust


Brannan & Son

Contract Value


Services Provided

Building Design
Building Regulations
Contract Administration
Project Management
Structural Design
Structural Drawing & Detailing
Structural Engineers Report
Structural Survey
Tendering Process

The Project

The National Trust Cornwall Regional Office is located within the grounds of the Lanhydrock Estate. The building is a former cottage and stable dating back to the 1800’s and was extended in the late 20th Century to form a series of small individual offices suitable for 2 to 4 people, linked by central corridors. The National Trust wished to modernise their working environment by removing internal walls to create a more open plan atmosphere for the offices and communal areas.

James Lockyer Associates carried out a full structural survey of the building to confirm load-paths and determine which walls were load-bearing. Floor plans and sections were produced and advice provided on whether walls to be removed would require steel beams to support the floor and roof structures above. A full refurbishment scheme was detailed, including structural works where necessary, and construction was carried out in phases to allow the client to continue using other parts of the building.

  • Layout plans
  • Internal renovations
  • Internal alterations
  • Completed meeting room
  • Completed break area