81 Fore Street in Redruth The former HSBC bank in Redruth is set to reopen its doors as a temporary home for local businesses, and then as a centre to promote cycling from grassroots to professional elite.
A grant from Historic England to Redruth High Street Heritage Action Zone (HSHAZ) scheme, the efforts of Redruth Revival Community Interest Company and Cornwall Council as the lead organisation for delivering the Redruth HSHAZ scheme with the local community, means that the historic building will be repurposed and brought back to life.
In May 2017, the HSBC closed its Redruth branch on Fore Street as part of a wider closure of 62 branches across the UK, and for nearly five years the building has stood vacant in the town centre. When the building was put on the market this February, the Redruth HSHAZ team identified this as a fantastic opportunity to repurpose the building, firstly to support Redruth Revival find temporary accommodation for tenants of the Buttermarket and then, as a centre for the promotion of cycling.
Redruth Revival and the Redruth HSHAZ team have been working together over the last two years to raise the funding for the redevelopment of the Buttermarket complex of buildings, a £3m scheme that will safeguard the use of these historic buildings by local businesses in Redruth town centre.
A number of tenants currently in the Buttermarket who will need to vacate the Buttermarket site when building works begin this autumn, will be accommodated by Redruth Revival in the former […]