Charity gets 4 million pound grant

Charity gets 4 million pound grant
Hayle Heritage Centre

By: Laura Christon
Added: 13 February 2014

Harvey’s Foundry Trust has been awarded £4million from HLF to conserve and adapt for commercial use the remaining derelict Grade II listed buildings at the 19th Century Harvey’s Foundry in Hayle, Cornwall.

This new grant will unlock the potential of the final two historic buildings on the site. It will fund vital repairs that will enable them to be converted to office space. These buildings will then have the potential to attract an additional £4million of private investment that will boost Hayle’s local economy and potentially create 84 new jobs.

This new funding, awarded through HLF’s innovative Heritage Enterprise programme, heralds the final phase of the 10 year regeneration of Harvey’s Foundry. The regeneration has already seen this derelict, yet historically important, site transformed into a vibrant centre housing forty businesses that have generated over 150 jobs.

 In addition this grant has a wide range of leaning activities that will see the expansion of Hayle Heritage Centre, with a new exhibition, hard hat days, family workshops, guided tours of the site and a Smartphone app.

John Pollard leader of Cornwall council said: " I congratulate all involved in achieving this grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. This is one of the first Heritage Enterprise grants in the South West and will enable Harvey's Foundry Trust to continue the regeneration of Foundry Lane and provide much needed work space.”