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

Sequencing of Works


Lostwithiel, Cornwall


Duchy Nursery



Contract Value


Services Provided

Site Investigation
Structural Design
Structural Drawing & Detailing

The Project

As a valued client, the Duchy of Cornwall called upon us to provide structural design input for the new shop and tea room at the nursery to replace the previous one which was destroyed by fire.

The building comprises many differing elements and construction techniques from more contemporary pre cast concrete flooring to traditional cob walls and cedar shingle roof constructed by master craftsmen.

A major consideration in the structural design was the sequencing of the works and a requirement for the cob walling not to be part of the critical path.  To overcome this James Lockyer Associates provided a solution to construct the majority of the structure without reliance on the cob walls for support.  Temporary bracing was specified for the frame together with a detailed sequence of works to enable this.  We also undertook site investigations and detailed foundation and substructure design.

  • Site investigations
  • During construction