THE St Ives' architects who transformed the town's former petrol station into a state-of-the-art design studio opened their doors for the first time on Friday.
More than 100 guests enjoyed champagne as Poynton Bradbury Wynter Cole's (PBWC) Atlantic Studio was launched to coincide with its 40th anniversary.
The firm has created stunning buildings like Lizard lifeboat station and nautically-themed Truro and Penwith College campus.
And their new home, the former Ford garage at the gateway to St Ives, on Trelyon Avenue, is similarly striking – especially when a huge image of the derelict site is projected onto it.
PBWC director Phil Cole said: "It has been a privilege to serve clients across the South West for the past 40 years."
The work has been supported by a grant from the Government's Regional Growth Fund (RGF), with the support of Cornwall Development Company, Cornwall Council and the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership. At the launch, LEP board member Simon Tregoning said: "PBWC have employed two new people this year to create a team of 16 skilled designers all harnessing the potential of superfast fibre [broadband]."