South Quay Hayle Phase Two
In Brief

Hayle Quays Ltd

Hayle, Cornwall

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This contemporary, yet sensitive, scheme located at Hayle’s listed South Quay harbourside, includes a mix of apartments, wharf houses and quayside restaurants. Situated within the Devon and Cornwall Tin and Copper Mining World Heritage Site, the location is rich in history and has a spectacular view of the harbour and the estuary.

In its heyday, Hayle was the key port serving the mining industry and thrived on the export of copper, tin and heavy industrial machinery to locations across the world.

Since the decline of the Cornish mining industries, South Quay has lain derelict, despite a number of attempts to secure its future since the 1970s.

The layout proposed for the site has been developed through a thorough understanding of the site constraints and history, discussions and workshops with the local community and stakeholders, and through a complex process of aligning these requirements. The resulting design is a particular response to a particular place.


FCBStudios designs fulfil the requirements of contemporary living alongside a harbour, whilst retaining its longstanding character as a fully functioning port.

The proposal to revitalise Hayle's South Quay was originally given outline approval in 2012, with Phase One completed in 2014. Following a review by UNESCO, the initial scheme for the site has been refined with specific heritage-led discussions and was approved at planning in April 2018.

This project follows on from our Phase One project located to the south of this site which includes a food store, the restoration of the Grade II Listed quaysides, new public realm, new dock and restoration of an historic sluicing mechanism.

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