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We’re Recruiting! – August 2018

We’re Recruiting!

We are looking for a part or full time Part 2 Architect (preferably with a minimum of 2 years experience) or experienced Technician to come work with us on some exciting projects, initially on a temporary basis.

For more information, please click the following link for the job description –

Part 2 Architect / Architectural Technician Job Vacancy

Koha Architects receive commendation for OCS in Truro – July 2018

Koha Architects were delighted to receive a Commendation in this year’s Cornish Buildings Group Awards held recently in the front hall at Lanhydrock. Koha were joined by the Dean of Truro Cathedral and the Contractor team, led by Nova Construction, in receiving the award.

We are all very proud of this building and we would like to acknowledge the efforts of all those involved.

This building is soon to have a fully functioning cafe at ground floor for public use. The building is also a superb location for hosting a variety of events (interested parties should contact the cathedral directly).

The Cathedral team have now relocated to this building which accommodates a variety of commercial tenants as well as providing bookable space for regular groups. The Building has been fully equipped with the latest IT equipment to cater for multiple conferences, meetings and events.

Spear Point Works Complete! – May 2017

We are pleased to announce the completion of this house in Portloe on the Roseland Peninsula. It has undergone a complete refurbishment with major extensions to transform it into a stunning modern property.

The Main Contractor, Coastal Construction, have help produce an exceptional finish and both the Client and Koha Architects are thrilled with the result. Well done again to all involved!

Works Complete at Bodergy! – April 2017

We are delighted to announce the completion of Bodergy at Budock Vean near Mawnan Smith. This house has seen some major alterations and extensions during its year of construction on site. This includes a stunning new kitchen with a master bedroom suite and terrace above.

The alterations made to the house really take advantage of the stunning panoramic views from the Helford River around to Port Navas and further beyond. These can be enjoyed from the surrounding terracing. There just remains some soft landscaping to be carried out to help the building further nestle into its setting.

Update on Old Cathedral School! – March 2017

Phase 1 works complete! Koha Architects are proud to announce that aside from some final checking, the lead light window replacement for the Old Cathedral School have now been completed.

These works have been carried out by specialist trades persons Arthur Bradley and Reuben Marsh whose expertise have been put to good use with regards to the leadworks and stonework respectively.

We now anticipate a great improvement to the thermal performance of the building.

Great progress being made at Bodergy! – November 2016

This year has seen a number of our projects come to life from the sketchpad and 3D visuals that helped to convey an initial concept or idea. This has definitely been the case for alterations and additions to a Dormer bungalow we have been involved in locally at Budock Vean, Mawnan Smith, near Falmouth. The building has a commanding panoramic view from the Helford River around to Port Navas and further north.

Marnick Builders are doing a super job and we have seen rapid progress from the very beginning and with the year coming to an end the finish line is now in site. Works consisted of a complete internal refurbishment and new two storey extension on the North Elevation.

Old Cathedral School Progress! – October 2016

Over the last 4 years Koha have been working on the Old Cathedral School for Truro Cathedral. One of the biggest challenges in the refurbishment is in the opening up of the south-west archway to the left of the main entrance and install a glazed screen.

In the last month or so, Nova Construction, with the help of Stonemason Specialist Reuben Marsh, have carefully propped the Arch and removed the existing free stone and granite blocks in order to cast a reinforced concrete structure that follows the profile of the arch in order to install the glazing which will be in three panels.

Old Cathedral School Refurb begins! – July 2016

In 2012 Gary Wyatt was living in New Zealand when he was approached to take part in a Competition for the renovation of Old Cathedral School in Truro, Cornwall, Uk. Gary was successful in winning the competition and it brought him and his family back over to the UK after a 7 year stay in New Zealand.

Four years later, after much dedication and hard work, taking the project through planning and Listed Building Consent and a Value Engineering process, we are happy to announce that the refurbishment works started in May having already almost completed the Window repairs.

Penryn Loft Conversion Complete! – June 2016

Back in 2014 we were approached by a Client to transform their loft into a workable office, incorporating the views east towards the Penryn River and the Carrick Roads beyond.

The client had originally envisaged a new staircase to access the office which they thought needed to be located within one of the double bedrooms. Koha Architects quickly identified the fact that this would compromise the usable space in the bedroom and suggested locating the new stair above the existing stair so that all vertical circulation was contained within one zone.

This required the demolition of a rather unsightly existing 1970’s flat roof extension and the formation of a new pitched roof dormer to provide head height for the new stair. This dormer would also provide views north towards open farmland and allow more natural light into the office and stair area.

Connected Communities: Penryn! – May 2016

Gary and Derek were invited by the Falmouth School of Architecture in a visiting lecturer role for an event running across a few months called Connected Communities: Penryn.

The event involved two different workshops and a final exhibition for students to show the community how they would improve certain areas of Penryn as the ‘regeneration’ of Penryn has been a topic of discussion in the Community for some time now.