Work is said to be progressing well on the construction of a new bridge as part of a multi-million pound project to put in place new infrastructure at Hayle harbour.
The Hayle North Quay Infrastructure Project will unlock the development sites on North Quay, which includes 14,000 sq m of new commercial and industrial workspace, including the proposed Marine Renewables Business Park which will capitalise on the £42 million Wave Hub development.
Other features of the scheme, which started in February, include a new promenade along the edge of the quay with a flood protection wall behind, repairs to both the North and East Quay walls and a new road bridge over Copperhouse Pool alongside the old swing bridge.
The infrastructure works are being funded by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (£4.25 million), ERDF Convergence (£5 million) and from Cornwall Council (£5 million).
The project has the full support of the two Cornwall Councillors for Hayle. Cllr John Pollard was amazed at the interest that construction of the causeway has generated. He said: “Spectators are following the progress of the causeway construction every day. It is good to see construction, development and investment in Hayle Harbour for the first time in over 50 years. I am delighted that the public are so interested. I hope that this work will be the start of a new period of prosperity and progress for the town.”
Cllr John Coombe added: “At last we can see some exciting improvements in our town which are long overdue. The works on North Quay are becoming quite a remarkable visitor attraction and the people of Hayle are getting behind this project.”
The project is due for completion in 2012.