Redruth to receive funds to support the historic high street

Residents could see new life breathed into Redruth high street as part of a scheme to revitalise historic buildings and areas.

The Cornish high street, which sits within Area 5 of the Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape World Heriatge Site, will get a share of the £13.7 million awarded to 10 towns in the South West. This comes as a result of a successful funding bid by Cornwall Council to support regeneration and improvements in the area.

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Cornwall Council leader Julian German said: “Hot on the heels of the opening of Kresen Kernow, which protects the historic old Redruth Brewery building at the heart of the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site, this is fantastic news for residents and businesses. Redruth is now set to receive more much-needed funding to help support and revitalise their historic high street.

“This funding will help regenerate public areas and renovate valued historic buildings in Redruth town centre, attracting more people to come and live, work, and visit the town.”

The funding will be used for a variety of projects, including:

  • Bringing derelict and underused town centre historic buildings back into economic use
  • Improving pedestrian routes from the railway station and car parks through the town centre to the newly opened Kresen Kernow and to the creative community at Krowji
  • Enhancing the programme of events and activities marketing Redruth as a year-round visitor destination

68 other locations across the UK will also benefit from the £95 million Heritage High Street Fund.

The initiative will be funded by combining £40 million from the Department for Digital, Culture Media and Sport’s Heritage High Street Fund with £52 million from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government’s Future High Street Fund.

£3 million will be provided by the National Lottery Heritage Fund to support a cultural programme to engage people in the life and history of their high streets.