Visitors to a north Cornwall town will now benefit from an improved tourist information service thanks to an award-winning Cornish company.
The £500k scheme, which finished on time and on budget, will form the centrepiece to the ongoing £5 million Bude Canal Regeneration Project.
“Our brief was to create something with a ‘Wow Factor’ and I think the team has surpassed themselves,” said 20/20’s managing director, Jaimie Sibert.
“This was a really inspiring project us here at 20/20 to be involved with.
“After winning the tender process we were involved in every aspect from conception through to construction.
“We were able to utilise all our skills and expertise in-house to create the initial design and then take it through to opening.
“This included the interior design and subsequent fit out, design and production of all fixtures including the reception desk, as well as landscaping the outside area, which included the design and production of some amazing benches and milestones.”
The company also wrote, designed and produced the interpretation and information panels.
The TIC features three rooms – the tourist information centre, a resource room that is centred around the canal, and an interpretation room, which can be used for education purposes.
Andrea Vaillancourt-Alder, community programme manager for the Bude Canal Regeneration Project, said “20/20 provided an inspiring design and evidence of strong project management skills in their presentation for the Bude Canal Regeneration Project.
“The £5 million pound regeneration programme incorporated the ‘re-vamp’ of the TIC including the new build Canal Visitor Centre in addition to outside interpretation and resource packs for the local community and visitors to Bude.
“20/20 impressed with the diversity of skills they were able to bring to the table through their team and sub-contractors.
“They also worked with the community concepts gathered during the programme and showed great strength and flexibility in working with the community team to deliver an ‘owned’ interpretation centre.
“They have left Bude a centre to be truly proud of.”