Porthmeor Studios Celebrate Major Awards and a Royal Visit by the 'Architect Prince'

Porthmeor Studios Celebrate Major Awards and a Royal Visit by the 'Architect Prince'
Porthmeor Studios and Cellars

By: Hayley Buscombe
Added: 28 May 2014

Porthmeor Studios was privileged to be visited by the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester today. 
HRH Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester and cousin to the Queen was a most appropriate visitor to the renovated Studios since he was an architect by training and studied at Cambridge under Sir Colin St John “Sandy” Wilson, the late husband of MJ Long, the lead architect for the Porthmeor Studios Renovation Project.

The Duke and Duchess were given a guided tour by MJ Long and Chris Hibbert, Project Manager. They met with some of the current artists and fishermen who work at the studios. HRH Prince Richard even tried his hand at net setting!

The Renovation Project, completed at the end of 2012, has received recognition and awards from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the Civic Trust, the Cornish Buildings Group, the English Heritage Angels Awards and the National Lottery Awards.