Western Morning News

Hayle harbour project shortliste­d for top award

- CHARLOTTE BECQUART charlotte.becquart@reachplc.com

NEW images reveal what the centrepiec­e to the transforma­tion of Hayle Harbour could look like once completed.

Work got under way at Hayle’s North Quay earlier this year on the scheme to create a new coastal quarter featuring homes, shops and open spaces.

Designed by architects and urban designers Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, the scheme has been shortliste­d in the project category in the Housing Design Awards 2020.

The awards were launched in 1948 and are the most prestigiou­s awards in the sector recognisin­g the best in UK housing.

The developmen­t is being built by Corinthian Homes (part of the Corinthian Homes Group).

Simon Wright, CEO of Corinthian Homes Group, said: “Our aim from the outset has been to deliver a high quality project which greatly enhances the local area and its economy, protects and promotes its heritage and puts Hayle Harbour on the map as a desirable residentia­l, visitor, business and investment destinatio­n. It is great to see North Quay shortliste­d alongside some of the best schemes in the country. This early recognitio­n of what we are trying to achieve here is a tribute to the inspiratio­n, innovation and hard work of the entire project team and in particular that of our architects Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios.”

Once complete, North Quay is intended to become a focal point for further phases of the regenerati­on and a destinatio­n in its own right.

North Quay is set among 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. It will feature approximat­ely 140 properties within 11 buildings, including 17 three-bedroom wharfstyle houses and one, two and threebedro­om apartments.

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 cafe culture”.

Public access to the beach will be maintained and there will 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.

The results of the Housing Design Awards 2020 will be announced on Wednesday, September 2.

 ?? James Lawley ?? > An artist’s impression of the North Quay building at redevelope­d Hayle Harbour
James Lawley > An artist’s impression of the North Quay building at redevelope­d Hayle Harbour

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