Charlestown Harbour Dock Head, Charlestown
English Heritage approved this insertion into a harbour which is entirely Grade-II* Listed, and the only unspoilt Georgian port in the British Isles. It was finally agreed that the preservation of the way of life of the village and its traditional trades (sailmaker, shipwright, rope maker, blacksmith, joiner) was more important than preserving only the \'look\' of the village.

The proposed building contains a workshop, sail loft and visitors\' centre related to a proposed dry dock at the head of the existing listed Georgian harbour. It sets out to be a \'real\' place - a working part of the port. It will be entered from the upper level roadway, but most of the building will be below road level. It will be built in traditional heavy timber, weatherboarding and slate.
project:Charlestown Harbour Dock Head
location:Charlestown , Cornwall
client:Square Sail Shipyard Ltd (Robin Davies)
dates:1998-present. Awaiting funding
cost:£1million (approximate)
area:810sqm (internal) + dry dock