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Take Two: FCBS draws up new plans for historic Cornish quay

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Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios (FCBS) has ’significantly reworked’ its plans for a mixed-used scheme on Hayle’s listed South Quay 

In 2012 the practice won outline approval for a £30 milllon scheme on the historic Cornish harbourside – a development then backed by ING Real Estate – despite criticism from Historic England (then English Heritage).

But earlier this year, in February, the plot was snapped up by developer Hayle Quays, and FCBS returned with revised proposals for the long-derelict quayside site which sits within the Devon and Cornwall Tin and Copper Mining World Heritage Site.

The practice says the earlier scheme for the site has been refined ‘following a review by UNESCO’.

FCBS associate Matt Williams, who comes from nearby Penzance, describes the new design as ‘an ensemble of buildings which are contemporary in style, yet reference the historic and local iconography of the Cornish vernacular’.

He added: ‘The design process was incredibly complex. The challenge of managing a post-industrial future for Hayle Harbour, which mixes residential requirements with the operational needs of a harbour is immense. The current and future operation of the harbour and the use of the quayside, shaped our thinking.’

The project creates 30 homes, two restaurants and a performance space, and is officially the second phase of the wider regeneration of South Quay. Three years ago the practice also completed the award-winning £15 million Asda store as part of the first phase of the quay’s redevelopment. 

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Das square model pic (aerial) b+w

Project data

Location Hayle, Cornwall
Type of project Mixed-use regeneration
Client Hayle Quays Ltd
Architect Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
Planning consultant P4 Planning
Cost Consultant Rex Proctor & Partners
Heritage Consultant Stephen Levrant Heritage Architect
Engagement Consultant Consensus PR
Total cost Confidential

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