St Agnes Island Hall Up For Second Prestigious Design Award

st agnes island hall side viewThe St Agnes Island Hall could be in line for more industry recognition.

It’s been shortlisted for the 2015 Michelmores South West Property Awards, in the ‘Eco Project of the Year’ category.

The new £2.4m community and workspace hub opened to the public last summer.

It was designed to be as green as possible, including solar panels built into the roof, water harvesting for flushing the toilets and on-site treatment of foul waste. The building also uses as much natural daylight as possible to reduce energy.

In December, the project came top in its group at the Cornwall Sustainability Awards.

Rachel Gaunt from St Ives-based architects Poynton Bradbury Wynter Cole, who designed the building, said this was “fantastic recognition of the hard work put in by the Island Hall Committee and the community on St Agnes.”

It’s not the first time an island project has been nominated for these awards. In 2012, the new Five Islands School won the ‘Best New Building over £3million’ category.

The 2015 winners will be announced on 19th May at an awards dinner in Exeter.