26 October 2020

It has been a busy late summer for the Hayle Harbour regeneration scheme which is expected to see the first new homes at North Quay completed in a matter of weeks.

Construction work is well advanced on the quayside townhouses, with roofs on, windows and doors in and internal works pushing ahead.

Hayle residents and visitors may have noticed the first tower crane being erected on site in preparation for superstructure work to the second block of quayside homes, which has already seen major excavation and concrete works to create its undercroft car park which will be accessed by an innovative car lift.

Across the road, work to the main frame of the first apartment block is up to fourth floor level and progressing well.

There are about 100 people on site at the moment and the vast majority of these are local people and businesses, in line with Corinthian’s commitment to maximise the benefit to the local economy of construction activity and beyond.

Ecological work is ongoing in locations across the site and we are continuing to engage with the Towans Partnership and other local people.

We’ve been pleased to see how well the new beachside restaurant Lula’s has been doing after helping get it established, with the high visitor numbers providing an early glimpse of the potential for the area.

We were also delighted to host a visit by local MP George Eustice, who has long been an advocate for Hayle Harbour’s regeneration. He expressed how pleased he was to see work under way, after many years of waiting, on what he believes will be a ‘transformative’ project for the town.

Key to the wider regeneration ambitions is to bring about a renaissance for Hayle Harbour as a vibrant coastal quarter, with a busy and successful waterfront, water sports hub and fishing fleet at its heart.

In the last month work took place to uncover a unique piece of the harbour’s historic infrastructure which will be brough back into use. The 19th Century curved stone ‘training wall’ built on the western side of the harbour channel helped direct water from Carnsew Pool as part of the traditional method of sluicing to maintain safe access for fishing vessels and other craft through the channel and across the Hayle Bar. It’s been largely buried over many decades and the investigations will help in planning how this can be repaired and recommissioned.

Don’t forget, there’s lots of information within this North Quay website including a Virtual Exhibition of our plans for Phase Two, which include a new hotel and community centre, improved water sport and harbour facilities, cinema and new open-market and affordable homes.

David Speight

Construction Director for Corinthian Homes

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