Grade II listed home shortlisted for the Cornish Building Awards 2018

Very proud to be shortlisted for this year’s Cornish Building Awards 2018 for this restoration project in the heart of Cubert. ‘The Old Vicarage’ is a Grade II Listed Building which lies in the centre of the village of Cubert, near Newquay on the north coast of mid-Cornwall. The new proposals were tailored to create […]

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Cornwall Living April 2018 – Architecturally Speaking

Cornwall Living meets Susan Kinver, director at CSA Architects, to showcase one of our recently completed contemporary extension and alternations projects in Padstow. Our clients were so pleased with this revamp and extension overlooking the Camel Estuary they have chosen to live there themselves, rather than sharing it with others as a holiday let! https://cornwall-living.co.uk/architecturally-speaking/ […]

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CSA’s Britainnia Lanes shortlisted in the Michelmores Property Awards 2018.

CSA is very proud to announce that the new Britannia Lanes facility in Exeter has been shortlisted in the Michelmores Property Awards 2018 (Under £5m category). The new Britannia Lanes facility was deliberately designed to produce a landmark building on this prominent corner site, to improve brand visibility. Replacing an obscure site which no longer […]

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Three CSA projects shortlisted for the South West LABC Building Excellence Awards 2018

The LABC awards are the largest business to business awards in the building control sector, the LABC regional building excellence awards recognise quality in all types of building project and we are very proud to have three CSA projects shortlisted for the South West LABC Building Excellence Awards. The three very different projects were all […]

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Cornwall Christmas Box 2017

CSA Architects are proud to have contributed 10 filled boxes to Cornwall Christmas Box, instead of sending Christmas Cards in 2017. Cornwall Christmas Box provides Christmas dinner with all the trimmings, in boxes, to some of the poorest families in Cornwall. Distributed through Cornwall Council, the boxes are donated by members of the public, collected […]

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RIBA Second Prize for CSA Work Experience Student

CSA is very proud to announce that our work experience student Sam Staff this year was awarded second prize in the RIBA South West Inette Austin-Smith Work Experience competition with his well researched and inventive design for a RNLI Lifeguard Observation Station for Holywell. Judging the competition this year was James Cook and John Wilks, Both RIBA Cornwall […]

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CSA South West Region Winners 2016 LABC

The ‘Boathouse’ is a studio and hideaway, with huge folding glass doors, and a frameless glass balcony fronting a peaceful stretch of the Percuil river. Designed to give maximum views of the water the ‘Boathouse’ is an annex to Riverside Cottage, a Grade II listed building positioned adjacent to the old quay. It is thought […]

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Cornwall Home Show 2015- Sat 3rd & Sun 4th October

Come and see us at the Cornwall Home Improvement and Self Build Show this weekend at the Royal Cornwall Showground. Will be showcasing a range of completed and on going private residential projects with a focus on the ‘unlocking the potential of your home’. Further details of the event can be found at:- http://www.cornwallhomeshow.co.uk/

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RIBA Sandcastle Competition Winners 2015

Great day out for the team with a bonus first prize in the RIBA annual sandcastle building competition. Five teams of Architects entered the competition but it was the CSA Architects entry ‘Place Making’ that won the peoples vote on the day. www.facebook.com/TheBestOfSt.Ives/videos/904411253008192/?hc_location=ufi

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Opening Day for New Luxury Retirement Homes in Truro

Great to see the official opening of this CSA-architects scheme at Lemon Gardens in collaboration with Blue Cedar Homes. Speaking at the official opening, Sarah Newton MP said: “There is a shortage of purpose-built housing for older people who wish to lead an active retirement but also want a home that can easily adapt to […]

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Progress of ‘Three Rivers’ in the City

Great to see the final phase of this new residential development at Malpas, Truro coming out the ground in collaboration with Linden Homes. The name ‘Three rives’ is said to be derived from the Cornish tri-veru meaning ‘three rivers’ and is set compliments Truro’s heritage by echoing its origins. For further information please visit:- http://www.lindenhomes.co.uk/developments/cornwall/three-rivers-truro‪

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Planning Consent Gained for Grade II Listed Building

Full Planning and Listed Building consent gained for renovation of  The Old Vicarage, a beautiful Grade II listed property which lies in the centre of the village of Cubert, near Newquay on the north coast of mid-Cornwall. The new proposals were tailored to suit both the individual requirements of the family and in mind of […]

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J Class Regatta

CSA Directors were treated to a fantastic days sailing in Falmouth Bay watching spectacular J Class Regatta. Victory in the Regatta went to Lionheart, which had just completed an extensive refit in Pendennis Shipyard. Everything was on edge up until halfway through the final race of the Regatta when Ranger lost a sail which fouled […]

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CSA Eco-House, Near Mylor- Feature in Cornwall Life

Shortlisted for a national architectural award in recognition of its environmental credentials, Elim House near Mylor is a cutting edge carbon neutral eco-house – but to the young family who live there it is simply home. Justin Dodge, managing director of Truro-based CSA Architects, had lived in the existing house on the site of his family’s new […]

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Major Commerical/ Industrial Development – Indian Queens

Fantastic result at Strategic Planning Committee today for a new Car Showroom and Industrial/ Commercial development at Indian Queens. CSA have undertaken all masterplanning work for the entire estate and will be retained for the delivery of individual buildings/sites, as the development progresses.  

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New Life for Kate’s Castle

Cornwall’s CSA Architects have secured planning consent for a spectacular new dwelling at Tintagel, North Cornwall. Now derelict, Castle Minor was owned for ten years by actress Kate Winslet, after which it was gutted by fire last year. Inspired by the culture and myths of this area, CSA have incorporated stone buttresses into their design, […]

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CASTLE MINOR, TINTAGEL

Modern-day Makeover Set for Kate Winslet’s Former Retreat

A cliff-top house in North Cornwall once owned by Hollywood star Kate Winslet and later destroyed by fire is be given a modern-day makeover. Castle Minor, a two-storey property at Tintagel, the fabled castle of King Arthur, dates back to 1899 and was bought by the Oscar-winning actress in 2001 for just £380,000 as a […]

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Castle Minor, Tintagel

A New Life for Castle Minor

CSA Architects have secured planning consent for a spectacular new dwelling at Tintagel. Now derelict, Castle Minor was owned for ten years by actress Kate Winslet after which it was gutted by fire last year. Inspired by the culture and myths of this fabled area, CSA have incorporated stone buttresses which appear to emerge from […]

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New Building Tax ‘Will Kill Growth’ In Devon and Cornwall

Developers could be put off investing in the Westcountry and affordable housing provision could be reduced if a new “development tax” is set too high. The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is being introduced by local authorities as a means of securing additional income from developers, which can then fund local infrastructure such as roads and […]

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Funds Pledge Paves The Way For £883,000 Harbour Revamp

The Newquay Community Network has received official confirmation of funding  worth more than £600,000 that will enable upgrades at the town’s harbour to  begin.It described the European Fisheries Fund award as  the “final piece of  paperwork” required  to begin the keenly anticipated £883,000 project.The scheme will replace the fishermen’s store, which was destroyed by a […]

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7 new starters at CSA Architects

Architects’ Firm Sees Bright Future with Seven New Staff

A FIRM of architects said there is “light at the end of the tunnel” for the construction industry after taking on seven new staff in the past two months. CSA Architects in Truro has now expanded to employ 19 people in total. Justin Dodge, managing director, said: “I am thrilled to be in this position […]

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Mevagissey House Design by CSA

Affordable Housing Agreed for Mevagissey

Planning permission for 31 homes has been secured in Mevagissey by Westcountry Land.  Cornwall Council agreed that the development can go ahead as it will provide “truly affordable homes” to the historic village. Three acres of land will deliver much needed housing for local people.  The houses will be in keeping with the character of […]

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Plans for 90 Homes Are Submitted

PLANS for 90 homes in Mabe, 36 of which will be affordable, have been  submitted to Cornwall Council.CSA architects have drawn up the scheme for Taylor Wimpey Exeter, Treliever  Developments Ltd and Elstrad Ltd. A mix of two-bedroom apartments and two, three and four-bedroom houses are  planned for “two grass paddocks” running alongside the A39 […]

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31 Homes Are Planned For Port Beauty Spot

AN APPLICATION to build 31 homes on a Mevagissey beauty spot has  been  submitted.The development, by Plymouth-based Mevagissey Bay View LLP, includes 21  affordable homes on greenfield land outside the village envelope, accessed from  School Hill.It has been met with  strong opposition by local people including parish councillors. The application,  submitted at the end of April, was […]

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St George's Hill, Perranporth

CSA Commended

Truro-based CSA Architects has been commended on its designs that secured planning permission for a new development at St George’s Hill, Perranporth. The project will create 16 new homes, half of which will be affordable. MD Justin Dodge commented: “CSA’s landscape and urban designer worked together with the design team to create a scheme that’s […]

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Tuckingmill, Camborne

Regeneration in Camborne Becomes a Reality

Truro based architects and urban designers CSA Architects, have secured planning permission for an important regeneration scheme in Tuckingmill, Camborne.  This historically important mining area will be transformed from dereliction, returning it to a thriving residential and commercial neighbourhood. CSA Architects have worked with a broad range of local stakeholders including Cornwall Council to produce […]

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21 birthday for CSA Architects

Key to the Door for Cornish Architectural Practice

One of Cornwall’s largest and fastest growing architectural practices is celebrating its 21st birthday this year. In this time CSA Architects has undertaken over 2500 projects, from small domestic extensions to the masterplanning of town expansions for 750 houses and mixed use commercial development. The practice was founded by Christopher Smith who remains a director […]

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Homes Plans Gets Approval

This is Cornwall – Thursday, December 16,  2010 PLANS for affordable homes in Mawnan Smith which had prompted strong  objection from some residents have been approved.Cornwall Council’s planning committee unanimously supported the scheme from  Smash Development for 12 affordable units and four open market homes on land at  the end of Castle View Park. Falmouth-based […]

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Flats Scheme For Hotel Site

THE OWNERS of a hotel in Porthtowan hope to demolish it  and replace it with  holiday apartments. Colin and Sian Hardwick, who have run the Beach Hotel, Westcliff, for the  past ten years, plan to build nine holiday letting properties along with their own management accommodation on the site of the current hotel. Daniel Mitchell, […]

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