Ambitious project to include bat sanctuary and museum elements.
Twelve Architects has revealed more details about its project to transform Bodmin Jail into a hotel and museum, including a 2019 opening date.
The 19th Century Grade II listed building will have its old cells knocked through to create large living areas and have a glass ceiling installed to cheer up what has historically been an unwelcoming place.
That said, the company says the original design and features will be kept central to the renovated building, which will also offer a bat sanctuary (to accommodate the jail’s most recent inmates) and a museum element that will detail the building’s past.
In fact, with more than 50 hangings carried out on the site, the hotel will likely become a hot ghost hunting spot on Cornwall’s hotel circuit.