The British Homes Awards

PEARL, NEWQUAY

Developer Acorn pulled off a coup when they bought the site of this development in Newquay. The land is on the Headland Road, overlooking the famous Fistral Beach, the Atlantic Ocean, and the fairways of Newquay Golf Club. It is an idyllic location, but Cornwall has suffered from poor quality development on such sites in the recent past. The intention here was to enhance the environment with high quality architecture. Architect Lacey Hickie Caley has designed a scheme of just 12 apartments and two curved glass penthouses. The curving form of the architecture is inspired by marine and maritime references ranging from natural seashells to man-made lighthouses. The apartments are located over ground, first and second floors, and wrapped in extensive balconies with glass balustrading. The penthouses are at third and fourth floors and have large terraces. Apartments range from two bedroom, two bathroom units to the 2239 sq ft three bedroom, three bathroom duplex penthouses with plunge pools on their terraces. The building will be finished in white render, a further reference to lighthouses and all things nautical. It will be bordered by soft landscaping, but it will be the surrounding landscape that rightfully takes the attention.

ARCHITECT:

Lacey Hickie Caley Architects
Address:
Design Studio
Rope Walk
Sutton Harbour
Plymouth
Devon
PL4 0LB
Tel: 01752 669368
Website: www.lhc.net
Contact: Mark Daley

HOMEBUILDER:

Acorn Property Group
Address:
24-25 Edison Road
London
N8 8AE
Tel: 020 8341 2222
Website: www.acornpropertygroup.org
Contact: Emily Jukes