Carlyon Bay development has taken a step forward in progressing plans for its £250 million beachside resort.
The recent appointment of two architect firms was announced at a public exhibition that displayed the latest emerging ideas for the design of Crinnis Beach.
Pencil & Ink, whose director Dale Jennings has been involved with the project for the past 10 years, will be developing the original masterplan drawings for Crinnis.
Squire and Partners will be focusing on Shorthorn Beach and their initial concepts will be available for the public to view at a second exhibition due to be held in the autumn.
Detailed planning permission for the sea defences and outline permission for the development was granted in 2011 but delays followed due to the national recession. However, work has been continuing behind the scenes and this week Commercial Estates Group (CEG) hosted an exhibition that displayed a range of ideas for the next stage of the project.
Mr Jon Kenny, development director for CEG, said: “Encouraging signs in the economy have enabled us to appoint an innovative design team who will work on the next stage of this exciting scheme. We will be taking on board everyone’s comments during both exhibitions before submitting ‘reserved matters’ applications to Cornwall Council by the end of the year.
“We hope that we can start work on site in 2015 but timing is ultimately down to Cornwall Council who will be responsible for approving the reserved matters and discharging pre-commencement planning conditions.”
An estimated 645 jobs will be created during construction and once up and running there will be around 345 permanent jobs available.