May 2019

Projects shortlisted for RICS Awards

by Sophia Darke

PCA Consulting Engineers is delighted to see projects the firm has worked on being shortlisted for the RICS Awards 2019, South West.

Furzy Close - shortlisted for RICS AwardsRICS Awards recognise excellence in the built environment and showcase the successes of RICS professionals and their impact on local communities. The South West ceremony will be held at the Bristol Marriott Hotel City Centre on May 22.

The Farmers Arms in Woolsery, Bideford, has been shortlisted for both the Building Conservation and Tourism & Leisure categories, while Furzy Close in Polzeath, Cornwall, has been selected for the Residential shortlist.

PCA worked with Jonathan Rhind Architects on The Farmers Arms to rescue a dilapidated village pub bought by tech entrepreneur and co-founder of Bebo Michael Birch.

PCA project shortlisted for RICS AwardsMeanwhile, Furzy Close is a contemporary, low energy holiday home, designed by Bodmin-based architects ARCO2.

PCA director Andrew Horton said: “It’s great to see these two very different projects get the recognition they deserve. While one is about conserving an older building to breathe life into the heart of a village, the other is about modernity and eco-living. We look forward to seeing how they do and congratulate the architects and contractors we worked with on both these very successful projects.”

PCA supports Salcombe’s gig rowers

by Sophia Darke

The World Gig Championships 2019 took place during the bank holiday weekend on the Isles of Scilly.

Now in its 30th year, a record 165 gigs took part.

PCA was pleased to sponsor Salcombe Estuary Rowing Club and their men’s B crew, including Director Andrew Horton (in cap below).

The B crew came a respectable 66th out of 160 gigs in this section.

Huge thanks to the crew, including, Tim Jones, of Start Point Finance, Chris Spencer Chapman, Ross Thompson, of Thompson Carpentry, Finn Timmis, Petrus Lindeque and our superb cox, Anna Johnstone, from The Crab Shed.

Well done to all crews and for full results, including Salcombe’s ladies supervets silver medallists, check out the SERC website

PCA's Andrew Horton at the World Gig Championships 2019