Harvey’s Foundry Trust has won a Placemaking Award for its redevelopment on the Harvey’s Foundry site in Hayle.
The Planning and Placemaking Awards were presented at an event at London’s Savoy Place on 23 June. The awards recognise excellent urban design, economic development, landscape architecture, community renewal and regeneration as well as planning and celebrate outstanding achievement.
The Trust won the award in the category of ‘Best use of Heritage, Arts, Culture or Sport in Placemaking’ for its regeneration work on the Foundry Site, particularly Phase 3, the new phase of development which sees over £4 million of funding coming into the town.
The scheme, which is principally funded through Heritage Lottery Fund’s Heritage Enterprise grant alongside Heritage England and Garfield Weston, will transform two listed at risk buildings into 18 high quality office units.
Brian Capper chair of Harvey’s Foundry Trust said:
Harvey’s Foundry Trust is delighted to have won this National Award for its Phase 3 Regeneration project which is due to start this week.
Thanks to the vision and tenacity of a small group of people who have worked so hard over several years, we can finally see the beginning of a new lease of life for some old derelict Harvey buildings, contributing to the regeneration of the Foundry area and creating much needed local jobs.
We thank the Planning and Place-making team for this Prestigious award which is testament to the huge efforts of our trustees, staff and volunteers and look forward to seeing the new facilities gradually emerge from the old buildings over the coming months.
The Trust has recently appointed local based building company Enelco (EBC) as contractors for the project who have started work on site, the with the buildings should be finished by winter 2017. Enelco are delighted to be working with Harvey Foundry Trust on this a unique project of a renovation and conversion. Managing Director Matt Cavill said:
We are committed to working with all parties to ensure these high-quality offices make a positive impact on the local community.
The project will also enable the trust to run an apprenticeship scheme in traditional building techniques during the construction period, which will be delivered in partnership with Cornwall College. A wide range of learning and community activities will also connect the site with over 2,000 residents and visitors to the town.
Enelco has been trading in the South West for over 40 years and has during that time successfully carried out a large number of building and maintenance projects in various sectors including residential, commercial, education, retail, defence and healthcare. Enelco continues to develop and expand its business within Cornwall and is currently looking for larger office premises.
For more information about the project and the Trust please call 01736 757683.