For those of you who've visited Kynance Cove in the last few years you may have noticed recently that the toilet block and car park huts are looking a little worn out and in need of updating so we've put together a new plan for those buildings.
|How the car park looked back in the 80s|
Kynance car park was acquired by the Trust back in the 1980s and originally there were several buildings onsite in the car park area including a hotel. These buildings were later demolished as the National Trust concentrated on improving the landscape, the damage that erosion had caused around the upper areas of the car park and improving the visitor access to the beach.
|The Ex-Council toilet block|
These days if you visit there's very little in the landscape at Kynance aside from the two car park huts and the old council toilet block. The Trust took on ownership and responsibility for the toilet block back in 2005 and since then we've worked hard to try and maintain them, however we'd like to be able to provide our visitors with better facilities.
Working alongside a local design firm, Boex of Porthleven we've come up with a solution. We aim to use recycled shipping containers to replace these buildings this year and provide new up to date toilet facilities and visitor information. The containers are designed to be entirely transportable units which can be lifted off site at the end of the tourist season to leave the car park landscape completely building free.
|How the new visitor reception could look|
|How the new toilet block could look|
Sam from Boex says “Working closely with the National Trust on the Kybox project has been a fascinating design journey, the project itself is going to be an exciting forward thinking challenge due to the environmental sensitivity of the area and the fact the facilities will be portable. The key for us is to create facilities that will be iconic to Kynance Cove but sit sensitively within the landscape.”
The units that have been designed locally will also be fabricated in the Lizard area, using locally sourced materials where possible and combining this with the latest technology for renewable energy.
If you'd like more information about the project please get in touch with us here at the office you can email or call us on 01326 561407.