Mountwise Building Renovations Information Event
The Town Council is planning to host an information event for anyone interested in understanding more about the plans for the Mountwise Building (28 Mount Wise, Newquay).
On Thursday 25 October from 2pm, floor plans will be displayed within Newquay Library; showing the proposed re-configuration of the building ahead of submitting a planning application. Between 4pm and 7pm that afternoon, members of the Mountwise Building Working Party will be in the Library to answer questions about the project and the proposals for this mixed-use facility. Anyone who would like to know more about the plans are invited to attend.
Newquay Town Council has been working with a project manager and architects to draw up plans for the building and are at a stage where planning permission can be applied for. Once planning permission is in place, the project manager will be tendering the works out and we hope to start the works early 2019 to get the building back into use as a key asset of the Town.
In 2015, the Town Council was successful in purchasing the building from Cornwall Council through a sealed bids activity. The main reason for securing this building was two-fold – it provided extra capacity for the Town Council to generate an income and grow, whilst also safeguarding one of the few remaining historic buildings near to the Town Centre (with parking). At the time, the Town Council was negotiating the future of the Marcus Hill Offices and Library site with Cornwall Council and so investment in the Mountwise Building was placed on hold until the future of the Council Offices was better understood.
In 2016, the Town Council undertook a public survey to identify the emerging local priorities for the Town. The results of the survey indicated that residents hoped that the building would still retain community use whilst having an element of commercial use to generate revenue to meet the demands of on-going maintenance and running costs.
Since the survey several organisations, businesses and individuals have already expressed interest in using the site as a base for their services and this forms part of the proposed plans for the building.
Should you wish to view the plans, the Existing and Proposed Floor plans are below alternatively for a PDF version of all the Floor plans in one document, please click the links at the bottom;
|Lower Ground Floor (Existing)||Lower Ground Floor (Proposed)|
|Ground Floor (Existing)||Ground Floor (Proposed)|
|First Floor (Existing)||First Floor (Proposed)|
|Second Floor (Existing)||Second Floor (Proposed)|
All Floor Plans