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As part of our vision to meet our customers’ needs, with an independent, quality, value for money, tailored service that is reliable, accessible and consistent, we are very pleased to advise all of our customers that as of the 6th February 2017 Building Control Surveyors will be present in the recently refurbished Cornwall Council “One Stop Shop” in St Johns Hall, Penzance.

Our aim is to provide a readily accessible, local point of contact to our service, for the people and businesses in and around the Penzance area.

Our surveyors will be available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays between 9am and 4pm and will be pleased to answer your Building Regulations queries and offer pre-application advice. In addition, pre-arranged appointments can be booked for Mondays and Fridays if required.

To arrange an appointment, or for general Building Control advice, please call us on 01209 614420 or 01872 224792. If you prefer email, our address is

We look forward to being of service to you.

The postal address for all correspondence for Cornwall Council Building Control is now:

Building Control
Cornwall Council
Pydar House
Pydar Street
TR1 1XU 

Our phone numbers and email addresses remain un-changed.

In response to customer feedback we will be changing the time frame for booking site inspections. From the 31st October, we will be accepting requests until 9.30am each day for same day inspections, which will enable our surveyors to perform earlier site inspections.

We would encourage site inspections to be booked the day before the required day if at all possible.

Building control run frequent CPD events throughout Cornwall. Invites and updates are emailed, so please keep an eye on your inbox. Please see Seminars and Workshops for further details

If you would like to receive notification of future events, please email

If you would like an update on any area of the Building Regulations please contact us to discuss.