Bodmin Jail completion makes the frontpage of Building Magazine
Thursday 10th June 2021
“This building is the success that it is because we all worked together as a team.”
Total Project Integration are delighted to be part of the team who have successfully delivered the Bodmin Jail hotel and attraction.
This incredibly challenging, but absolutely stunning, project has been 6 years in the making.
Total Project Integration were appointed by Mallino Development Group as Project Manager, Quantity Surveyor and Contract Administrator on the renovation and redevelopment of this historical landmark.
We are delighted to celebrate its completion and share the projects’ journey in Thomas Lane’s Building Magazine article Bodmin Jail: Unlocking the potential of a piece of Cornish history.
Located in a commanding position in the centre of Bodmin, Cornwall this former jail is a stone’s throw away from the coast.
Originally built in 1779 and then abandoned in 1927, the construction of this unique hotel and new visitor attraction revitalises this historic, Grade 1 listed building.
The hotel refurbishment pays homage to its former life as a jail whilst the new architecture and interior design highlights and enhances the original retained features. A stay in the hotel is a stay in a former prison but with all the luxury of high – quality bedrooms created from the original cells, a modern restaurant and business lounge in the former Governor’s Hall, a Champagne bar, cafeteria and a soaring Atrium.
This large-scale project came with many challenges caused by centuries of neglect including industrial-scale fly–tipping, inherent structural defects exacerbated by a failed demolition attempt, granite walls dripping with water from years of exposure to rain, protected bats, a pigeon infestation, the COVID-19 pandemic, the buildings heritage status and a crucial need to successfully blend the old with the new to create a welcoming, comfortable, functional hotel.
We are elated to see the hotel and attraction finally opening its doors to the public this week.
In the words of our Director, David Hall, “This building is the success that it is because we all worked together as a team.”
An enormous thank you to everyone involved in this fantastic project including Mallino Development Group, Interstate Hotel & Resorts, Twelve Architects & Masterplanners, Arup, CField Construction and the hundreds of skilled tradesman and suppliers that worked so hard throughout these unprecedented times to deliver up this wonderful scheme.