Porthmeor artists studios renovation, St Ives
The project, on Porthmeor Beach near the Tate St Ives, includes the repair and restoration of the well-known historic artists?\' studios and School of Painting, as well as fishermens?\' cellars.

It is a Grade II listed building. Improvements involve adding acoustic, fire, and thermal insulation, all respecting its architectural character and its status as a listed building; the provision of disabled access to public areas and studios where possible; the creation of more studios; the rationalization of the space used by the St Ives School of Painting; the reconfiguration of the street level space to make it more inviting to the public, giving them some insight into the work of the artists and the school, and allowing them a privileged view of the beach; the preservation of the fishermens?\' cellars and the courtyard.

Phase 1 of the project is complete and opened to the public in September 2011. Phase 2 was complete in 2013.
project:Porthmeor artists studios renovation
location:St Ives , Cornwall
client:Borlase Smart John Wells Trust
dates:2006 - 2013
cost:£3 million (approximate)
press:2008 - The Daily Telegraph

2011 - Building Design