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On the 30th of August Hayle Heritage Centre will be opening to the public. Based at John Harvey House on Foundry Square, this centre gives residents and visitors a chance to learn about Hayle’s fascinating history.
As part of our grand opening we are running a number of free activities from storytelling sessions to a guided tour and kids craft afternoon.
For more information on the exciting activities planned check out our website at www.hayleheritagecentre.org.uk
Harvey’s Foundry has already undergone two phases of building work transforming this once derelict but historically important site into a vibrant centre which has encouraged business growth in Hayle.
Harvey’s Foundry Trust wants to build on that success and is now focusing on refurbishing two listed buildings, the Pattern Shop and Plantation Store - as well as creating a new extension on the location of the Cart Shed which unfortunately burned down over 10 years ago.
Working with support from Cornwall Council and its economic development arms length company Cornwall Development Company, the Trust has been able to employ leading conservation architect's Purcell Miller Tritton as the design team for the scheme.
Laura Christon development manager for the Trust said:
“This development will provide high quality and affordable office space for the town through the sympathetic regeneration of these lovely old buildings”
On the 8th and 9th of May from 10 am till 8 pm people will have a chance to view plans and give us their comments . We will then take these on board and work up planning applications.
Councillor John Pollard, chair of Harvey’s Foundry Trust :
'Over the last 10 years Harvey's Foundry Trust have transformed Foundry Lane and created employment opportunities for nearly 100 people.
We now look forward to the third phase of development utilising three historic Foundry buildings. We have always enjoyed great public support and I hope the people of Hayle will contribute their views on our latest plans.'
Ben Freeston, project architect from Purcell Miller Tritton said:
“It is a privilege to be given the opportunity to work on these listed buildings within a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as well as to contribute to the economic regeneration of Hayle.”
For more information please contact Laura Christon on 01736 757683.
Click above under Development/Phase 3 Designs for more details, including drawings, of the Phase 3 project.
Hayle is a town forged during the Industrial revolution by the growth of two great companies - at the eastern end of the town the famous Cornish Copper Company and in the west the innovative and pioneering iron foundry of Harvey and Company.
John Harvey founded the company in the 1790's and under his son Henry and subsequent generations of managers and engineers it grew into a world wide organisation producing mining equipment and most notably steam pumping engines.
Since 1986 a group of like minded people have campaigned to protect what is left of the buildings and structures associated with Harvey & Co. and to encourage a wider understanding of the heritage of the Company and the Town.
This website offers links to our many partners, describes the Trust and our work, and explains the history of the town and Harvey & Co. It also describes our ambitious plans for a heritage site here at the Foundry.
If you have any association with Harvey & Co or an interest in Hayle and its heritage we would be delighted to hear from you.
Chairman, Harvey's Foundry Trust.
HARVEY'S FOUNDRY TRUST, John Harvey House, 24 Foundry Square, Hayle, Cornwall, TR27 4HH
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