Work has started on one of Cornwall’s most eagerly anticipated projects – the transformation of Hayle Harbour into a vibrant new coastal quarter.

Construction is under way at North Quay, the first phase of the scheme, which will feature homes, shops and open spaces, all set within a waterside location.

More than a decade in the planning, the regeneration of Hayle Harbour has long been seen as a pivotal project in stimulating and sustaining economic growth in the town and west Cornwall.

Once complete, North Quay will become a focal point for further phases of the regeneration and a destination in its own right, for people living and working locally or enjoying a visit to Hayle, its near neighbour St Ives and wider west Cornwall.

North Quay will feature approximately 140 properties over 11 buildings, including 17 three-bedroom wharf style houses and one, two and three-bedroom apartments, many with views over the Hayle estuary and beyond.

Phase 1 also includes the development of North Quay Square, which will host events all year round, and some 20 retail units for offices, shops and restaurants.

The development is being built by Corinthian Homes (part of the Corinthian Homes Group) and is scheduled to see its first properties launched for reservation in early 2020 and completed beginning summer 2020.

Simon Wright, CEO of Corinthian Homes Group, said: “We are delighted to be starting work on North Quay, the first step in unlocking the potential of Hayle Harbour, creating an exciting new coastal quarter for people to live, work, shop, eat, stay and enjoy the wonderful waterside location.

“Two more phases of housing, including affordable homes will be submitted for planning by June 2020, together with watersports facilities, additional boat moorings and more facilities for the beach.

“The aim is to deliver a project which greatly enhances the local area and its economy, protects and promotes its heritage and puts Hayle Harbour on the map as a desirable residential, visitor, business and investment destination.”


  1. Hello!

    I recently became aware of the development plans for the North Quay in Hayle.

    Having recently failed to get accommodation in overbooked St Ives, I had a look at Hayle. I was shocked at the industrial nature of the development of the necessary, but vast and sombre ASDA, in a prime location, right on the seafront. Surely local residents and tourists have a right to expect better from planning?

    Looking forward, I saw the above plan for the future of the North Quay. This is not pretty either. The buildings look soul-less, the one furthest to the right looks more like a battery hen-coop, or even Auchvitz concentration camp houses, than luxury flats. They will no doubt sell well because they have a view of the water, but poverty of aesthetic beauty and design is jaw-dropping and totally inexcusable, given the prime position.

    Hayle residents may say that “‘Anything is better than nothing”, but the development opportunity is one that could generate great civil pride and income, as well as being part of the beauty of the Cornish coastline. I am not a planner or an architect, but, before I knew of the plans for North Quay, I did this sketch
    which is naive, has many faults, including a marina that would require a vast amount of dredging by the look of it (!), but does tip it’s hat to Hayle’s great Industrial heritage, create a characterful row of properties with quayside shops, a palm-lined promenade, hide the overtly commercial ASDA, (keeping an entrance to the Quay),hidden car-parking,and a few potentially Iconic buildings. You might also note the reference too Lady Montagu, a heroic woman, connected to Hayle, who developed an inoculation for Smallpox. These are historical references which people like, and give a place some soul.

    Whatever you do, good luck with it, and I look forward to wanting to visit Hayle!

    Mark Berridge
    Ps I can’t attach my diagram – but if anyone is interested, send me your email and I’ll attach it!

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