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Building and constructions in and around Penzance over the years

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Treneere re-fit

After the housing stock was sold off from Penwith District Council to the newly formed Penwith Housing Association back in 1994, a few years later a re-fit was started to replace the old wooden windows and clad the outside of the walls to prevent damp. The housing stock was build between the late 1930s and late 1940s. The delay was because of the war. The style of building was typically breeze block which allowed damp through to the inside of the properties, and so cladding was fitted to the outside of the buildings to protect the old structure from damp.
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Branwell House

Building Branwell House on the site of the old Western Hotel 1980s
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Penzance bypass

Building the Penzance trunk road also known as the bypass in 1980s
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St John's Courts

Building St John's Court by the Penwith Housing Association on derelict retail land 1990s
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Wharfside Shopping Centre

Building the Wharfside Shopping Centre 1990's
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Building Lidl

Building Lidl on the old Western National bus site 1990s
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Building Safeway

Building Safeway now Morrisons in the 1990s
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Building Tesco

Building Tesco on the new site at Eastern Green on the old Finn shoe factory site
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Ocen Blue

Ocena Blue apartments was built in 2008. It was initially rumoured to be a hotel as part of the "Option A" harbour development scheme in Penzance. But the scheme failed and Ocean blue was built as apartments instead.
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Penwith college

Penwith college Zennor build
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Abbey warehouse

The redevelopment of Abbey warehouse at Abbey Slip penzance
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Hospital extension

West Cornwall Hospital the extension
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Ross Bridge

The demolition and reconstruction of Ross Bridge
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Co Op Wherry Town Refit

Co Op Wherry Town refit in 2012
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Building Leskinick House

Demolition started on the old Leskinick House in summer 2009 and part of the Long Boat garage was demolished to give room for the construction. Leskinick House in Leskinick Place Penzance was reconstructed in to flats
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Davy Wine Shop

In c1985 the demolition of Davy Wine Merchants in Market Jew Street Penzance began.
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Sewerage works

Sewerage works in the late 80s early 90s in Penzance. The work took many years to complete and this destroyed a lot of businesses. Basically every road was dug up and closed whilst sewerage and water pipes were installed
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Treneere extension

building on the old waste ground of nine properties at the end of Polmeere road
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Penzance Public Library in Morrab Road sell off

Penzance library was sold off to Penwith college in March 2016
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The Waterfront

The building construction of luxury flats at the foot of Alexandra Road Penzance began in 2008.
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Building Sainsburys

The construction of Sainsbury's Penzance in June 2013
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Costa and Pets at Home Penzance

The construction of Costa coffee and Pets at Home on the old heliport site at Long Rock Penzance 2017.
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Retirement flats Wharfside

The construction of the retirement flats on the old gas works, on the Warfside Penzance
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Building a new Lidl

Lidl are constructing a new supermarket in Penzance alongside the old one.
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Miscellaneous builds

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