Jubilee Wharf

ZEDfactory, Penryn, 2006


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Building resembling boats it is sited next to in the harbour 

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  • Building resembling boats it is sited next to in the harbour    
  • View across harbour    
  • Lower down wind block designed to lift the wind up and over    
  • Four storey block housing studio workshops and maisonettes    
  • Access routes, bridges and balconies     
  • Covered walkway and extended roof used to guide wind over courtyard    
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  • South wall sweeping into roof    
  • Interior of multi purpose hall    
  • Glazed sunspace to help warm the units    
  • Interior of cafe    
  • Interior of maisonette unit    
  • Location plan    
  • Ground floor plan    
  • First floor plan    
  • Second floor plan    
  • Third floor plan    
  • Section AA    
  • Diagram showing energy flow around the building    
  • Section details through cowls and ducts    
  • Part plan and third floor showing duct    

Mixed-use scheme on the riverside in Penryn comprising residential, office and external public spaces

Jubilee Wharf is a mixed-use scheme on the riverside in Penryn comprising of a nursery, bar/cafe, offices, live-a-board facilities, external public spaces and landscaping, 12 rented workspaces, and 6 residential units with external balconies

The scheme received Sure Start funding and private funding and features a wood pellet boiler and four wind turbines, and will be a Zero (fossil) Energy Development.

The wind turbines generate most of the expected electrical demand, while all the space heating and hot water are met by solar thermal and the wood pellet boiler. The client was committed to using local, reclaimed or recycled materials wherever possible. The project is intended to be a hub of arts and crafts with rentable workspaces for local people.


  • Begun: Nov 2004
  • Completed: Oct 2006
  • Floor area: 2,100m2
  • Sector: Public realm
  • Total cost: £3.6M
  • Tender date: Oct 2004
  • Procurement: GC/Works/1
  • Address: Commercial Road, Penryn, TR10 8FG, United Kingdom

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