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Pydar Street

Hive Court Yard : Image courtesy of PRP architects

Pydar Street Project, Truro

  • Client:

    Cornwall Council

  • Architect:

    PRP Architects

  • Value:
    £170m
  • Our role:

    M&E, Building Physics, Sustainability


At the the heart of the Truro Pydar Street project is the Pydar Quarter, a phased regeneration of a large central retail and leisure area.

The scheme includes 320 high quality new homes, 35% of which will include affordable housing, available through either through affordable rent or shared ownership schemes. 3.5 acres of new green open spaces, a new riverside park, 16,500m2 of leisure and hospitality space for new restaurants and cafes, as well as state of the art cultural facilities.

The scheme is intended to contribute towards achieving the Council’s ambition of being carbon neutral by 2030 by providing 60 % of electricity demand from renewable sources.

Sustainable travel will be encouraged with a reduction in car parking offset by supporting new modes of sustainable transport, such as cycling. Electric vehicle charging and car club spaces will be included throughout the development.

The first phases of the development will focus on public open space and a public square, known as Pydar Square and Hive Square. These will play host to pop-up events such as farmers markets, Christmas fairs, the Truro city of lights festival, university graduations and other public events.

Method have provided the M&E design for the full scheme, including the public realm, which requires supplies for irrigation, water fountains, water features, electrical pop-up supplies, public realm CCTV, audio systems, public wifi, and other public realm items.

Pydar Street
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