Minister visits Carbis Bay project

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A boutique hotel in St Ives welcomed the Coastal Communities Minister yesterday to discuss its regeneration plans.

Penny Mordaunt MP visited the Carbis Bay Hotel to discuss the benefits the project will have on the local area and the subsequent employment opportunities.

Owner, Stephen Baker, said: “We were particularly looking forward to showing her around our hotel, restaurants and beach club and spa, which she seemed to thoroughly enjoy. It was also fantastic to talk through the exciting plans for our Regeneration Project in more detail with her.”

 

L-R: Stephen Baker, owner of Carbis Bay Hotel; Penny Mordaunt MP; Linda Taylor, Mayor of St Ives; and Andrew George, MP for St Ives
L-R: Stephen Baker, owner of Carbis Bay Hotel; Penny Mordaunt MP; Linda Taylor, Mayor of St Ives; and Andrew George, MP for St Ives

The MP added: “It is a good strategy, very cleverly designed and will provide a first class service to international visitors as well as the local community, including access to the sea for everyone. It is a hugely impressive project.”

The regeneration project has been a key focus for Carbis Bay Estate since 2009. The most recent phase to be completed was the new beach club and spa, which opened last month.

Once the full scheme is finished in 2017, it will encompass a wide range of facilities including a multi-purpose entertainment and function venue, visitor centre, retail outlets and conference and meeting spaces.

Baker added: “Our aim for the project is to reduce seasonality in Cornwall and in particular for the West Penwith area. We believe that through the creation of these additional facilities at our site we can engage, not only with out-of-county visitors, but also with our local community.”