12 May 2017

The Cove is Highly Commended at RICS Awards

We are delighted to announce that The Cove Macmillan Cancer Support Centre in Truro was Highly Commended in the Community Benefit category at the RICS South West Awards last night.

The award recognises excellent achievement in providing a facility that directly benefits the local community.

The Cove provides a relaxed, non-clinical environment for those living with or affected by cancer. Its beach themed design is reflected in the choice of materials, art work and surrounding landscape design.

As the first specialist cancer support centre to be built in Cornwall, the facility incorporates a publicly accessible information area, which has been designed as a friendly, informal café space. This links to a variety of private and support areas, interview and complementary therapy rooms, as well as a teenage and young adult area.

This highly sustainable centre utilises the building’s orientation and natural ventilation to reduce energy consumption.

Jacqui Hodge, Macmillan Partnership Manager for Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly said "...On average 1,000 people are physically visiting The Cove every month now; accessing the building and services (this is excluding phone contacts which are on the increase), which is fantastic. There are now waiting lists for benefits services and Psychological and Counselling services, so all services very much needed and being used by people affected by cancer in Cornwall."

Following the awards ceremony, ADP's project director, Graham McRuvie, commented "The commendation is a fantastic result. It celebrates our longstanding relationship with Macmillan Cancer Support and shows recognition for the non-clinical feel our design created". 





To see ADP's awards list, please click here.