May 2017

New plans for historic Cornish Quay revealed

FCBStudios can now reveal reworked plans for South Quay, Hayle.  A mix of apartments, wharf houses and quayside restaurants has been proposed for the listed quay within the Devon and Cornwall Tin and Copper Mining World Heritage Site.

In 2012 the practice won outline approval for a £30 million scheme on the historic Cornish harbourside, and completed Phase One to restore and open the harbour to the public and provide a major supermarket for the community. Phase Two will further regenerate the area, with new housing and restaurants arranged around the upper quayside, placing the working harbour at the heart of the character of South Quay.

Matt Williams, Associate at FCBStudios said: ‘'The design process is incredibly complex. The challenge of managing a post-industrial future for Hayle Harbour, which mixes residential requirements with the operational needs of a harbour, is immense. The current and future operation of the harbour and the use of the quayside shaped our thinking. The resulting design creates an ensemble of buildings which are contemporary in style, yet reference the historic and local iconography of the Cornish vernacular.'

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New plans for historic Cornish Quay revealed