CEG is the company behind the scheme at Carlyon Beach and they specialise in mixed use and regeneration projects. Their vision for a new beachside village for Cornwall has been a long time in the making, but once completed will celebrate the best of Cornwall’s culture and become a jewel in the town’s crown.
Taking inspiration from the traditional seaside villages typical of the Cornish coastline, mixed with contemporary style, Carlyon Beach will offer 511 homes in what will be one of the biggest regeneration projects Cornwall has ever seen.
The £250 million development aims to create top-quality, mixed-use accommodation alongside a small selection of shops, galleries, cafes, bars and restaurants as well as extensive spa and leisure facilities.
The plans have been created to transform a dilapidated brownfield site into an unforgettable holiday and residential experience, as well as creating hundreds of full-time jobs, training and skills, helping to shape St Austell’s bright future.
The site was once home to the iconic music venue, the Cornwall Coliseum, which in its heyday played host to some of the world’s most famous names, as well as festivals, radio road shows and nightclubs. Unfortunately, the building had been condemned as unsafe when CEG acquired the site, having been left to fall into rack and ruin.
The development will play a crucial role in helping St Austell realise its tourism and visitor potential, as well as contribute to the important regeneration of the mostly unrecognised corner of Cornwall.
Once completed, Carlyon Beach will be a managed development operating all year-round, meaning it will employ many more full-time staff than other more seasonal-focused resorts.
Detailed planning consent has already been granted for the development. A successful summer pop up events programme was operated on the beach last year and similar activities are planned for 2017. Keeping local residents informed of their activities and progress has always been a priority for CEG. Additionally, they will work to ensure that the development will have minimal impact on the community during the construction period. Residents can be kept up-to-date with development activity by visiting the website.
For more information, visit www.carlyonbeach.com