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Town and Country Planning
Master Planning

ProjectNewquay Railway Station Regeneration
ClientCornwall Council
LocationNewquay Railway Station
Value£80M
ScopeMaster Planning, Fesability Assessment and Strategic HMC Tresury Reporting. Consultation with the Local Authority and Key Stone Stakeholders was required.

Cornwall Council, with reference to the Cornwall Site Allocation Development Plan (2017) and other key policy documents, required a feasibility assessment for the regeneration of the Newquay Station Quarter. The primary goals were to provide;

  • Sustainable regeneration of the Newquay Station Quarter.
  • A new gateway to Newquay
  •  To improve the perception of Newquay as a desirable
    destination.
  • Housing: 150 – 200 dwellings.
  • Mixed use suitable for commercial property, retail or Town
    Council use.
  • An active frontage and enhanced public space.
  • Budget costs.

The current Railway Station Quarter has poor facilities and a deserted atmosphere, with no sense of arrival and limited visibility from the main road. The buildings fronting the train station are unattractive and of degraded quality with very poor public realm. Given the strategic location, significant public and highway space surrounding the station it was considered a priority to regenerate the area. We undertook a range of site and infrastructure studies with conceptual opportunities assessed and tested with potential users and the Stakeholders to assess the fesability of regeneration.

Desmonde Associates carried out existing property inspections over 10 sites and their associated structures and infrastructure (from Train Station to Police Station, shops and parking) leading to a proposal for 6 key zones to deliver: a new Train Station, Ticket Office; a “Coastal Centre”; upgraded Retail and Commercial space; 242 new Dwellings; 10,031 m2 of multi-use commercial space; a Health Care Centre; Local Authority Facilities including Public Toilets; and, a Multi-Storey Car Park. Substantial new and upgraded Public Realm and Amenity was also identified.

Figure 1 Existing Area Plan and Use

Figure 2 Proposed New Uses.

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