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In 2020 Redruth received a share of the £95 million High Streets Heritage Action Zones (HSHAZ) fund, one of only 10 places in the South West to benefit from this national scheme.

The grant of £1.6m, awarded by Historic England, will attract a further £3m of investment from the private and public sectors to invest in the regeneration of Redruth town centre.

Exciting projects as part of the Redruth HSHAZ scheme

  • Redevelopment of two key sites in the town centre:
    • The London Inn will be brought back into use, offering affordable commercial units at street level and town centre residential accommodation above and behind
    • The Buttermarket Cluster of historic buildings will be refurbished, creating a vibrant space for independent businesses, including a food offer, and enhancing its use as a venue for regular markets and wide-ranging events programme
  • Key Buildings Property Improvement Grant Scheme (Closed)
  • Public realm and access improvements
  • Redruth Unlimited – an innovative and creative 3-year cultural grant scheme
  • Redruth Town Centre Masterplan and Values
  • Community and business engagement and participation

Working in collaboration with the community and local businesses, the Redruth HSHAZ scheme will have a far-reaching positive social and economic impact, delivering heritage-led regeneration and cultural programming that will breathe new life into the town centre and establish a set a values and vision that will guide future decision-making.

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The London Inn Redevelopment

The London Inn redevelopment will see Nos. 33 & 34 Fore Street, the former Coaching Inn, brought back into economic life. Standing derelict for over a decade, these two important Grade II Listed buildings will be transformed into affordable commercial units at street level and residential accommodation above and to the rear. A new frontage based on historic photographs will be created for No.33 and the Grade II Listed telephone kiosk, now adopted by Redruth Town Council, will also be refurbished and will become a tiny pop-up installation space.

The Buttermarket

Redruth Revival CIC was formed in 2014 by a group of local businesspeople who wanted to create a better town centre offer in Redruth. The dilapidated Buttermarket complex of buildings, that includes the Mining Exchange and Wheal Peevor Pursor’s Office, was identified as a key site with great potential. In 2017, Redruth Revival raised sufficient funds to purchase the site which quickly attracted tenants and regular market days were re-established.

As part of the Redruth HSHAZ scheme the Buttermarket has been awarded a grant of £735,000 towards the estimated total cost of £3.4million.

K6 Gets a Makeover!

Redruth HSHAZ has funded the renovation of the Grade II Listed historic K6 Telephone Kiosk located on Fore Street, outside The London Inn. Redruth Town Council has formally adopted the kiosk, and following the refurbishment works, will be asking you for your ideas on how it can be used as a creative space.

Redruth Unlimited

Do you have an idea for an event, music video, performance, festival? Then head to Redruth HSHAZ Cultural Consortium grant scheme being administered by FEAST. Our grant scheme encourages the community, working with artists and creative thinkers, to propose ideas to bring new life to the town centre. We are offering grants of up to £10,000. If you are a group who need a little money to test out an idea, or you have a project ready to go, Redruth Unlimited is for you!

Hemingway Design

We have commissioned Hemingway Design to undertake an exciting piece of work for Redruth town centre. Following far-reaching creative consultation the commission will produce a set of “values” that will be the quality and design standard for all projects and developments proposed for Redruth Town Centre.

“Successful towns are known for something. Something for their community to feel proud of; something to contribute towards and cherish. Redruth town centre has “fine bones” in terms of evocative buildings, streets and topography and an independent and creative spirit that can help define the town. We will be working with the community to help focus this into a set of values that can help shape Redruth’s future”

Wayne Hemingway of Wayne Hemingway Design.

Agents 4 Change

A project designed by the young people of Redruth to have their say in the future development of their town centre. Delivered in partnership with Trifle Gathering Productions, young people were recruited to become Agents 4 Change. Researching and discovering the rich history and heritage of the town, speaking with agencies and businesses combined with their own experiences, thoughts and ideas the Agents worked with rap artists Hedluv & Passman to express this through excellent music video and documentary style interview film.

Agents 4 Change “The Next Chapter” begins in 2022.

Redruth Masterplan

Lavigne Lonsdale was commissioned to undertake a masterplanning exercise to help to realise Redruth Town Centre’s potential. The full Redruth Masterplan can be found on our Redruth HSHAZ Let’s Talk Cornwall site.

Stay in Touch

The Redruth HSHAZ holds regular events in Redruth town centre to chat with businesses, local community, creative sector and one-and-all to keep everyone up-to-date with projects and developments in the town centre, an how you can play a part in the regeneration of Redruth town centre. You can find our events on the main Discover Redruth events calendar

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