Solomon Browne Memorial Hall

The Big Lottery Fund and local fundraising has enabled the people of Mousehole to restore an old pilchard factory which has lain derelict since the Second World War. Named the Solomon Browne Memorial Hall after the eight-man crew which died in the Penlee lifeboat tragedy of 1981, the project provides a multifunctional, accessible community space, which aims to help address issues such as rural isolation, loneliness, employability, independence and wellbeing in old age. It also includes space for Mousehole’s Harbour Lights as well as a heritage centre. Using a traditional procurement strategy with single-stage competitive tender on the basis of Schedule of Works, Edwin Bryant Associates provided project management, quantity surveying and principal designer services to Penzance Town Council.

Value of project

£464,000 including equipment and professional fees

The JCT Intermediate Building Contract (2011) was used.