Designed to unlock the largest regeneration site in Redruth, securing a new employment location and transforming perceptions of the town as a place to work and live.
The former Redruth Brewery site, located prominently on the primary access route into Redruth from the A30, is currently derelict and is the largest regeneration site in the town.
The Redruth Brewery Quarter Enabling and Public Realm project aims to unlock this site, enabling the creation in the long term of a high quality urban destination and employment location to attract new and existing businesses.
The project will deliver 0.63 ha of CEEQUAL Excellent public realm works, unlocking 2.28 hectares of derelict land, whilst conserving and improving a historic leat than runs through the site.
Located within the UNESCO Cornish Mining World Heritage Site and a designated Conservation Area the project will adhere to good practices advocated by English Heritage and meet high environmental, access and social sustainability standards practicable within the physical constraints of the site.
The over-arching aim is to reverse years of decline and stagnation in Redruth town centre, evident in high levels of social deprivation and unemployment, significant areas of dereliction and physical blight and an under-performing town centre. Enabling the transformation of the site into a vibrant mixed used development is intended to send a clear and positive message of intent about the future, build private sector confidence and increase investment and employment.
The project objectives are:
- To unlock 2.28 ha of historic derelict and redundant land for re-development;
- To create 0.63 ha of high quality CEEQUAL Excellent accessible and adaptable public open space realm that will repair the setting of Redruth town centre;
- To create 251m of safe, accessible pedestrian and cycle links;
- To protect the historic Redruth Brewery Leat;