Redruth High Street Heritage Action Zone

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Redruth High Street Heritage Action Zone 2020-2024

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. It follows a bid submitted by Cornwall Council in partnership with the Redruth High Street Heritage Action Zone (HSHAZ) Project Board.

The investment will act as a catalyst for improving the prosperity of the town centre so that it can continue to serve the local community and businesses, adapting to the challenges that all high streets were experiencing, even before Covid-19.

Redruth High Street Heritage Action Zone 2020-2024

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. It follows a bid submitted by Cornwall Council in partnership with the Redruth High Street Heritage Action Zone (HSHAZ) Project Board.

The investment will act as a catalyst for improving the prosperity of the town centre so that it can continue to serve the local community and businesses, adapting to the challenges that all high streets were experiencing, even before Covid-19.

The grant of £1,689,063, awarded by Historic England, will attract a further £3 million of investment from the private and public sector.

The key focus of the Redruth HSHAZ scheme is:

  • Community and business engagement to give local communities and business owners a key role in the scheme
  • Key Buildings Grant Scheme
  • Public realm and access improvements
  • Redruth Unlimited a 3-year programme of events and activities
  • A masterplan developed for the long-term vision and regeneration of Redruth town centre
  • Branding, marketing and communications plan to positively promote Redruth town centre
  • Redevelopment of two key sites in the town centre:
    • The London Inn to create new residential and commercial space
    • The Buttermarket Cluster to enhance the buildings and create a vibrant space for independent businesses, events, markets and performance

Read more below to find out what's happening in Redruth.

Redruth Unlimited

Cornwall Council and Redruth Cultural Consortium are delighted to reveal we have been awarded a £80,000 grant from Historic England as part of the Redruth High Streets Heritage Action Zone (HSHAZ) to commission community-led cultural activities in the town centre over the next three years.

The Redruth Unlimited grant scheme was launch on 19 May 2021 and to apply for funding please visit their website.

Ross Williams, Chair of Redruth Cultural Consortium, said: “This is another vote of confidence in Redruth’s ability to deliver effective and exciting work from our varied communities and we believe it will add great value to the investment in our buildings and our historic town environment which is already under way. The Cultural Consortium has brought together a very wide range of organisations and people who are committed to empowering local people and giving them the chance to use their creativity to develop new visions of how we make the most of our town centres.”

Rose Barnecut, FEAST Director, said: “This is a great opportunity to develop really creative projects unique to this historic town, projects which use local networks, knowledge and assets to involve the widest possible range of people. Redruth is a special place and we want special ideas. Artists and creative thinkers needed!”. FEAST, an experienced arts organisation, will support Redruth Cultural Consortium in commissioning the projects which make a difference for Redruth.

Key Buildings Grant Scheme

A key part of the Redruth HSHAZ scheme is the launch of the Key Buildings Property Improvement Grant Scheme which represents capital funding to invest in high priority properties in the Redruth HSHAZ area.

Property owners are being invited to apply for grant funding to assist with improvements. Eligible works include:

  • Shop frontage and signage
  • Improved accessibility
  • Bringing underused or vacant space back into use
  • Reinstatement of improvement of historical architectural features

As the grant scheme has a limited budget and is only open until 2023/24 and we strongly encourage owners to contact us as soon as possible, the grants will be awarded on a first come first served basis.

Let's Look up!

Redruth town centre is home to many stunning historical buildings and if we look up we can discover and explore just how beautiful Redruth town is.  

“Look up” next time you walk through the town and let us know what are your favourite buildings and why.  Do these buildings make you wonder about the history behind them?  Do you have any stories to tell or memories to share? What interesting architectural details have you noticed when looking up?  We’d love to hear your stories and thoughts. You can post photos of the building to help bring your story to life.


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Page last updated: 13 Apr 2022, 09:26 AM