Phase 2 of the scheme focused on the Harvey's farmyard and stable blocks, turning these derelict buildings into craft and artisan’s workshops.
The Trust worked in partnership with Penwith District Council, SWERDA, The Guinness Trust, The Prince's Regeneration Trust and the Heritage Lottery Fund as part of a £2.4 million Hayle Townscape Heritage Initiative project creating 16 high quality art and craft workshop studios.
The West Stables provides for 13 units, while the East Stables have been converted into 3 affordable live-work units: the first of their kind in Penwith.
The farm was sympathetically renovated and, wherever possible, local materials and traditional building techniques where used such as cob walling, lime rendering, slating, lead work and traditional carpentry. The construction work has was undertaken by a local company with 32 full time construction jobs being created. 11 full time apprentices have also worked on the project and it proved to be a valuable training resource.
All units where filled within the first 5 months of completion allowing 16 business to expand and new jobs to be created.
Foundry Farm won a Civic Trust Commendation for sustainable development and has also won a Green Apple Environmental Award.
Foundry Farm prides itself on promoting quality artists, craft people and designers.