Many valuable projects have been completed with funding from the European Union, often amounting to millions of pounds/Euros. This page shows a number of them. It is by no means an exhaustive list and we will be updating it as we get more photos.
Krowji is Cornwall’s largest creative space focused around the old Redruth Grammar School. It was developed in two stages; stage 1 saw the construction of two new buildings providing 2,238 m2 of new workspaces and a new access road, and received £1,455,453.46 of Covergence funding. Phase 2 consisted of building 21 more studios in 2020, 70% funded by the ERDF to the tune of £1,452,743.00.
Tuckingmill Valley Park received a share of £2.8m from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. The area was transformed from a derelict mining site into an award-winning park which includes walking trails, a childrens’ play area, a skate park, a conservation centre, and is the start of the Red River Nature Reserve. Wheal Tye, near Porthtowan Land’s End Airport: £0.68m
St Mary’s: resurfacing the existing hard surfaced main runway, hardening grass stripped elements of a second runway, upgrading navigational aids/systems, Air Traffic Control and approach lighting as well as improving the passenger terminal building.
Land’s End: improvements to prevent waterlogging of the grass runways which sometimes renders them unusable during winter, hardening the runways and laying a bitumen surface.
The islands’ community and visitors rely on fixed wing flights as the only form of winter transport, which has been problematic in the past when grass landing strips become waterlogged. Helston Public Loos Jubilee Pool, Penzance – Geothermal Heating Scheme £1.5m
This project involves heating part of the pool with geothermal hot water. (The remainder will be its usual refreshing temperature!) In addition to making the pool more appealing to visitors/customers, the experience gained in the technology can be exported elsewhere, giving Cornwall the role of leader in this advanced green technology.[Source: cornwallislesofscillygrowthprogramme.org.uk] St Erth Multiomodal Hub: £5.4m
The St Erth Multi Modal Hub (StEMMH) will provide additional car parking and improvements to the highway infrastructure in the vicinity of the St Erth Railway Station. The station is served by both mainline (Penzance to Paddington) and branchline (St Erth to St Ives) train services and the proposed hub will provide an opportunity for drivers to switch to a more sustainable transport solution for travel within west Cornwall and beyond. The proposals will enable the integration of rail, bus, walking and cycling aimed at residents, visitors and commuters alike travel for travel to work, health, education, shopping and leisure and will help towards tackling congestion on the highway network. (Source: www.cornwall.gov.uk) Hayle Workspace Infrastructure: £11.6m
This project included a new road and road bridge, with flood defences, and repair of harbour walls, to provide access to the Marine Renewables Business Park, strengthening Cornwall’s growing Marine Renewables Sector
Camborne – Pool – Redruth Link Road: £4.2m
The road, opened in November 2015, is designed to relieve pressure on the A3047, improve air quality and open up a new area for development. You’ll often see ardent Brexiteer and local MP George Eustice feature this in his promotional literature but he always fails to mention where the funding came from. Tolvaddon Business and Energy Park: £4.7m
Tolvaddon is just off the A30 near Camborne Hearltands, Pool, Redruth: £2.8m
A mix of Cornish heritage, business development, affordable housing, a children’s play area and a cafe (with good coffee) Heartlands, Pool Redruth: This sign and the diaspora gardens at Heartlands emphasise the way Cornish miners and the innovative technology of the time made their way around the worls. Landscaping at the Trenoweth Estate, Redruth: £2.8m
Green infrastructure for Growth has funded various sites in Cornwall. The programme improves the conservation status of 35 hectares of habitat in urban areas, enhancing environments, supporting pollinating insects and contributing to the health and wellbeing of relatively deprived communities. At the Trenoweth Estate in Redruth there is a new path, seating and a wildflower meadow. Truro Eastern Park and Ride: £4m
• construction of a new park & ride facility adjacent to the new Waitrose store
• upgrade to the A39/A390 junction*
• bus priority measures
• 1379 parking spaces
• landscaping, drainage and habitat creation.
*achieving a CEEQUAL ‘Excellent’ rating
[CEEQUAL is the international evidence-based sustainability rating for civil engineering works]
Tremough Annexe, Penryn Campus, FXU Penryn Campus: £114m
A facility shared by Falmouth University and the University of Exeter Newquay Airport and Aerohub: £17.4m
Echo apron and taxiway: £0.5m
Treloy Waterfront site: £1.8m
Hangars development: £0.4m
Infrastructure package: £10.8m
Aerohub Business Park: £3.9m
Also at Newquay Airport, Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust New Operations Facility: £0.95m
Green Build Hub at the Eden Project: £1.1m
A unique research facility capable of testing and demonstrating the performance of innovative sustainable construction techniques and materials in a real building setting. Bude Tourist Information Lammana Chapel, Hannafore, near Looe Superfast Fibre Broadband: £59m
Superfast Cornwall has made us one of the best connected places in the world. 90% of premises, are connected to superfast broadband speeds of over 24 Mbps. Food for Change Cornwall runs community courses to help change people’s lives through working towards employment in the food sector King Edward Mine: bringing back into economic use two redundant Grade II listed buildings Wheal Harmony in Redruth: 0.8 acres of brownfield land ready for mixed use future development, part financed with £1.2 million by the European Regional Development Fund Convergence programme Ross Bridge in Penzance, part funded by the EU St Mawes Harbour Enhancement Cot Valley, St Just Greenslade Park Multi Use Games Area, Portreath From the West Briton – Green & Blue who make bricks with waste products from Cornwall’s China clay industry are one of the county’s ‘flagship environmental growth success stories’ . They are supported through the Tevi programme (‘growth’ in Cornish) which received £2.4 million from the European Regional Development Fund Long Rock near Penzance is a £3.7 million project to combat flooding and coastal erosion in Mount’s Bay College tuition fees : The European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme for England in 2014-2020 is delivering the Programme’s priorities to increase labour market participation, promote social inclusions and develop the skills of the potential and existing workforce. It incorporates the Youth Employment Initiative (YEI) money for areas with very high rates of youth unemployment. Smartline connects homes and communities through technology. Surfers Against Sewage is supported by the European Fisheries Fund Snail’s Pace Cafe & Bike Hire on the Camel Trail Hayle Workspace Infrastructure: £11.6m invested in invested in engineering works including a new road bridge, construction of a new road, flood protection works and repair of the harbour walls which were necessary to improve the harbour and provide access to a site for a Marine Renewables Business Park in Hayle, West Cornwall. Hall for Cornwall £2.1 million
Hall for Cornwall employs over 100 people including volunteers and contributes an economic impact of £12 million each year. It has one of the lowest public subsidies of any theatre of its size and catchment area. Cafe in the Park, Truro Truro Loops Project
Feasibility study £51,000
New cycle and walking loops in and around Truro Quintdown Business Park near Newquay £2.1m A30 Business Park, Indian Queens £2.7m Cornwall Rail Main Line Signal Enhancement £11.9m Mineral Tramway, Portreath Pool Innovation Centre provides high quality, flexible managed workspace for start up businesses and received £8.9m ERDF Convergence funding. Ambitions is one of a number of projects based at Truro & Penwith College in receipt of ERDF and ESF grants. It supports unemployed and inactive 15-24 year olds in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. The College is foussing on 15 – 18 year olds with specific careers and employabilty support. Eden Project £26m The Cornwall College Group has received grants from the European Social Fund. The Combined Universities in Cornwall received £21m Objective One funding. Cornwall Good Seafood Guide is a website which aims to help people make good choices when choosing Cornish seafood.
It was established in 2015 with grant funding from the Euopean Fisheries Fund and other bodies. United Downs Geothermal Power £10.6m