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Liskeard Cattle Market

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This webpage provides an overview of current work being undertaken to regenerate the former Cattle Market site. The Cattle Market is at the heart of Liskeard, at the edge of the main shopping area. The market closed in December 2017. Since then, groups have worked together to develop proposals to transform the site and determine a great future for this prime town centre site.

The vision is to regenerate the site in a way that maximises the economic and cultural benefits to the community, bringing more local people and visitors into Liskeard. The work to date has been undertaken in consultation with the adopted Neighbourhood Plan.

The Workshed and Covered Market Canopy Area

The Workshed completed in September 2023 and is now open for business. It provides 15 individual office units and workshops, a collaborative co-working/hot desk space and meeting room. The workspace is mainly aimed at businesses and individuals working in the digital and creative industries.

The project has also delivered a new covered market canopy area for the town.

Businesses interested in locating to the Workshed should contact Vickery Holman; the Council's commercial agents, for further information.

Vicky Holman Workshed property details

More information on how to book co-working/hot desk space, meeting room and outside market canopy area is available.

Liskeard Workshed The project will support around 33 jobs and is thought to add around £1.2m a year to the local economy.

This work has cost around £5.2m which has been funded through:

  • £2.265m grant from the European Regional Development Fund
  • £0.690m grant from the Government’s Local Growth Fund. This award was through the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership

The remaining funding has been provided through Cornwall Council’s own investment.

Services Hub

Cornwall Council is planning and designing a new Services Hub.

This hub will replace some existing Council owned buildings in Liskeard including

  • Luxstowe House
  • Graylands
  • Laity House
  • Westbourne House.

Combining these public sector services under a single, brand-new, flexible centre has benefits. Expectations are that Cornwall Council would be able to cut its operating expenses and carbon footprint.

The Integrated Hub will provide accommodation for a range of services. The intention is the building will be flexible to adapt to changing demand.

Currently we are working with:

  • Children and Families team
  • Registrars
  • Adult Day Care
  • Cornwall Councils Contact Centre
  • Department for Work and Pensions (who will also move from Luxstowe house).

The new hub will provide general shared office space and meeting facilities. Planning has been achieved, and completion is forecast for early Summer 2025

If you would like to provide feedback about our plans for the new Liskeard Service Hub building, please visit the Lets Talk Cornwall website.

Liskeard Service Hub on Let's Talk Cornwall

Rosedean House GP Surgery

Since 2021 Cornwall Council has been supporting Rosedean House GP surgery to expand on their existing site on Dean Street. The GP surgery recently submitted a pre-application planning application and received positive feedback from the Planning Officer.

The intention is this phase of development will include the demolition of two buildings owned by Cornwall Council: 

  • the old ATS building
  • and Coronation Hall

You can view the pre-app reference PA22/00182/PREAPP on Cornwall Council’s Planning Portal

Next steps will be for the GP Surgery to submit a full planning application and secure ear marked funding from the NHS and local developments to progress their plans.

Find out more on the One Medical Group website

Liskeard’s Cornwall Councillors Nick Craker and Jane Pascoe have both supported the GP Surgery’s plans.

Nick Craker and Jane Pascoe's letter of support

Liskeard Transport Interchange

Utilising the Governments Bus Service Improvement Plan funding, Cornwall Council is planning to deliver a new bus interchange within the Liskeard Cattle Market development. This project aims to:

  • Provide a single, coherent and integrated travel interchange for Liskeard
  • Increase connectivity for bus users by providing access to all services from one defined interchange area
  • Improve the image and visibility of public transport to both existing and potential public transport users
  • Provide travel opportunities for access to the Workshed, Integrated Services Hub and onsite Surgery

This project is currently in the early stages of design and feasibility with a planned completion by Summer 2025.

Other projects

Liskeard is working up an Active Travel project. The Project will look at both

  • increasing cycling and walking infrastructure in Liskeard
  • and finding a solution to the bus layoffs on Barras Street.

One proposal is to consider how a new bus station could be created in Liskeard’s town centre, possible the cattle market, as a single drop off and bus waiting area in Liskeard. Liskeard Town Council are currently consulting on these ideas with more information on Liskeard Town Council's Active Travel page

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