Link road opens


The new £3.6 million Barncoose link road in Redruth has officially been opened.

Called Barncoose Avenue, it is the first part of Cornwall County Council’s proposed £48 million east-west link road from Redruth to Camborne, and will allow for further development of the east end of Barncoose Industrial Estate, with the potential to accommodate around 950 new jobs.

The construction project funded by Cornwall County Council through its local transport plan, the Objective One Programme for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly and the South West of England Regional Development Agency (SWRDA).

Stephen Bohane, head of business development at SWRDA, said: “Our role is to invest to unlock Cornwall’s business potential and this new road is an excellent example of that. Barncoose Avenue will transform access to the industrial estate, which is great news for local businesses, and it will make the estate far more attractive to inward investors.”