Location - Pendennis Point, Falmouth, Cornwall, UK
Customer - Tilbury Douglas Construction (Now called Interserve Project Services Ltd)
Project Type - Extension to Coastguard Station
Material used -
- 100mm rustic cut stone for walls
- Granite lintels and sills
Falmouth Coastguard Station is not just a lookout, it is a sophisticated maritime resuce centre, responding to and co-ordinating emergencies around the world. It is located at Pendennis Point, Falmouth, on the South Coast of Cornwall.
Stone from Lantoom Quarry is used extensively in it external construction. The windows have feature granite lintels and sills.
The Station stands adjacent to the historic Pendennis Castle, which was constructed by King Henry V to protect the approaches to the harbour at Falmouth. The building faces south prominantly overlooking the English Channel and as a result faces the full force of the weather.
Despite the battering, the stonework, which is built from Lanttom Quarry 100mm rustic face cut stone, looks as good as new, more than 20 years after construction.