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South Quay

Project Overview

Vectos was appointed by Bowmer & Kirkland in 2013 to undertake the design of a new signalised junction to access the redevelopment of South Quay in Hayle town centre. South Quay, within the Port of Hayle and part of the Cornwall and West Devon Tin and Copper Mining UNESCO World Heritage Site, has been derelict since 1986.

The redeveloped site will include a new 4,600 sqm ASDA foodstore, further retail units and restaurants, 30 domestic dwellings and the re-opening of the former harbour frontage and part of the original eighteenth century dock structure together with the reinstatement of the unique sluicing mechanism which kept the narrow estuary channel clear over more than a century, ensuring a sustainable future for the harbour. The scheme also includes the provision of community facilities and performance areas within public areas of the harbour frontage.

Our Approach

Vectos undertook the detailed design of the highways works required to access the development. Access into the site required the construction of a new four arm signalised junction with toucan crossings necessitating the realignment of the existing road.

The existing adjacent town square, connected through an existing railway viaduct, is also being upgraded to increase vehicular capacity required to facilitate the development and to improve pedestrian linkage from the town centre to the harbour frontage.

Work undertaken by Vectos also included the design of highway retaining walls, design of a footway/cycleway abutting a Scheduled Ancient Monument requiring the approval of English Heritage, and the rerouting of a National Cycle Route working with Sustrans.

The highway designs were approved by Cornwall Council in early 2014 with construction commencing shortly after. The store opened in late 2014.