Sennybridge (Hayle) Ltd
FCBStudios' third and largest phase of work for Hayle embraces the industrial heritage of the Cornish town by creating a lively and coherent vision that is sensitive to its UNESCO World Heritage Site location.
The scheme proposes around 500 homes with waterside commercial spaces and a generous new public square to the north of the historic dockyards, inspired by the coal wharf heritage of the site. The continued operation of the harbour and the use of the fishermen's quay have shaped the masterplan designs and the structure of the coal wharf has informed the use of space.
A filmhouse and art gallery on the harbour will be the focal point for a creative community of workshops that will bring year-round social and economic activity to the waterfront.
Waterside and harbour improvements include a new footbridge, a watersports centre and slipway improvements, new quayside toilets and showers, improved facilities for local fishermen, wharf extension, dry berth facility and additional moorings, delivering jobs in industry, and the knowledge and service sectors.
Above North Quay, an area of larger detached and semi-detached homes are embedded in the dune landscape with light and airy living spaces and dramatic views over the estuary. A former industrial yard is reimagined to create a sheltered subtropical garden and the soft vegetation of the hilltop will flow down over the south-facing escarpment to form a lush and sheltered environment.