7 August 2020
North Quay, the exciting new destination being created at Hayle Harbour, in Cornwall, is marking a double celebration after reaching a significant construction milestone and winning a prestigious national award.
Work to build the first new waterside homes at North Quay has seen the superstructure completed to the first block of new quayside townhouses, which will be named Cannery Row. It paves the way for further works to continue with the aim of the first residents to begin moving into the new coastal quarter in the autumn.
It comes as the development by Corinthian Homes (part of the Corinthian Homes Group), designed by internationally renowned architects and urban designers Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, was also announced as a winner in the Project Category in the prestigious Housing Design Awards 2020.
Construction got under way earlier this year at North Quay which will feature beautifully designed homes, new shops and open spaces, all set within a stunning waterside location just yards from the magnificent Hayle Towans beaches with their three miles of golden sands.
David Speight, Construction Director for Corinthian Homes, said: “It is with great pride that we are celebrating this milestone on site and we all share in the excitement of seeing the first major development at North Quay well and truly taking shape.
“This puts us in an excellent position to take forward the development and achieve our goal of seeing the first property completions take place later this year. It has been a team effort and I want to thank all those involved for what has been achieved and for their continued support.
“To be announced as a winner in the Housing Design Awards 2020 is a further boost for the project and is recognition of the quality of design and our commitment to delivering an exemplar scheme which will create a nationally significant new destination here in Hayle.”
Work is continuing to the first block of homes at the same time as major groundworks are under way on the underground car park below the second block in Cannery Row. Elsewhere on site, structural work is under way on the first block of apartments, work has started to prepare a new spine road which will link the waterfront and hilltop areas of the site and demolition of some of the redundant buildings on the site will start shortly.
More than a decade in the planning, the regeneration of Hayle Harbour has long been seen as an important project in stimulating and sustaining economic growth in the town and West Cornwall.
Once complete, North Quay will become a focal point for further phases of the regeneration and a destination in its own right, for people living and working locally or enjoying a visit to Hayle, its near neighbour St Ives and wider West Cornwall. A planning application has already been submitted for Phase Two of the scheme, to include a new hotel and community centre, improved water sport and harbour facilities, cinema and new open-market and affordable homes.
North Quay is set amongst the striking scenery of the Hayle Estuary and within the boundaries of the Hayle Conservation Area and The UNESCO World Heritage Site for Cornwall and Devon.
Phase 1 will feature approximately 140 properties over 11 buildings, including 17 three bedroom wharf style houses and one, two and three bedroom apartments, many with views over the Hayle estuary and beyond.
Phase 1 also includes the development of North Quay Square, which will host events all year round, and some 20 retail units for offices, shops and restaurants, creating a bustling café culture.
Public access to the beach will be maintained for all to enjoy and there will also be new car parking facilities at North Quay, a variety of attractive and well-connected pedestrian-friendly streets and seating areas incorporated into key locations along the wharf.
For further details about the plans for Phase 2 and the opportunity to leave feedback via a virtual exhibition, see: https://www.north-quay.co.uk/phase2