Waitrose, Truro

Ryan Gerrard / 28 November 2022

Project Details

The new Waitrose and Great Cornish Food Store in Truro are located in new purpose-built premises leased from the Duchy of Cornwall.

The Duchy was heavily involved in façade design of the new store, Dryvit SHAPE Prefabricated Features, manufactured off site, were offered as a light weight, cost-effective solution to reproducing stone Pediments, cornices, pilasters and capitals and other architectural features around the perimeter of the development. Cast concrete Pillars were finished with our speciality finish Stonemist, to deliver subtle tones of colour with special aggregate used to pick up the natural sunlight; reflecting like the glitter of natural stone.

Over 1,500m2 of Dryvit's Outsulation external wall insulation (EWI) system was installed incorporating high performance Low Lambda expanded polystyrene (EPS) insulation to upgrade the energy performance and enhance the appearance of the large panel cladding system.