Penzance Promenade Project

Created 06 Apr, 2021

Penzance PromCormac has been working on a major refurbishment scheme to improve and revitalise Penzance Promenade.

The Penzance Promenade scheme is the first phase of investment in the Promenade, ahead of a longer-term regeneration and coastal protection scheme proposed by the Environment Agency.

The project is a key part of Cornwall Council’s ambition to provide a Mount’s Bay trail and wider bay-to-bay cycling and walking trail. A designated cycle route next to the Promenade will be developed and in time, the plan will see the Mount’s Bay route continue to the north coast via St Erth, Hayle and St Ives, connecting communities, attracting visitors and creating economic and cultural opportunities for West Cornwall.

Working east to west in sections, the existing paving was removed, and specialist techniques used to lay a high quality, decorative and sustainable concrete. Clusters of sculptural pebble seats were placed, with bespoke concrete benches, lighting and planters. We have also included finishing designs etched into the concrete surface, including constellations on the ‘Midnight’ coloured bays.

In keeping with local culture, heritage and environment, the specialist restoration project began last year. There were delays due to coronavirus restrictions, but we are pleased to confirm that the work has now been completed for residents and visitors to enjoy.

The project has also allowed us to use new sustainable processes. The waste from Penzance Promenade has been stored at the Cormac depot in Long Rock where, using our recirculating impact crusher, we have been able to crush it down into a re-useable material.

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