The residents of a Cornish town have been on a roller coaster of hope and despair since the 1980s, when a redevelopment package for their harbour was first put together.
Plans to regenerate Hayle harbour have been promised to locals for almost 40 years. After decades of dereliction and many failed attempts, the long-awaited transformation of the site is finally one step closer.
This week, work started at North Quay, one of the parts of Hayle harbour which is hoped to be turned into a attractive destination in Cornwall.
This first phase is set to feature approximately 140 properties over eleven buildings, including 17 three-bedroom wharf style houses and one, two and three-bedroom apartments, many with views over the Hayle estuary and beyond.
It also includes the development of North Quay Square, which will host events all year round, and some 20 retail units for offices, shops and restaurants, creating a bustling café culture…