Marine Hub Cornwall
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Hayle Harbour

Outstanding location for technology development

At Hayle Harbour, a 4.5 hectares area is available, with a focus on research, monitoring, technology development and as a forward base for marine renewable deployments.

Hayle is situated in West Cornwall. The town lies on the north coast, 7km east of St Ives and around 10km north of Penzance. Historically, Hayle Harbour was an important industrial centre supporting the mining industry and was the site of a regionally important power station which closed in the 1970s. With the decline of the mining industry and the closure of the power station, the Harbour entered a spiralling decline, the quays fell into disrepair and the harbour area remained lightly used and partly derelict for over 30 years.

In 2010, Cornwall Council, with the support of the South West Regional Development Agency, Department for Environment and Climate Change and the European Convergence Programme funded a £23m scheme to deliver infrastructure, services and enabling works to open up North Quay for development. This exciting project is being delivered in phases, with the Marine Renewables Business Park now available for tenancies.




Hayle Marine Renewables Business Park - Zone 1

Zone 1 includes the Marine Renewables Business Park which is owned by Cornwall Council and opened in February 2016.

The MRBP is the home of Marine Hub Cornwall and provides 2,000sqm of high quality office and industrial space especially designed for businesses and organisations involved in marine technology, marine research, design, development, consenting, monitoring and other services to the marine industry.

The Marine Business Park lies close to all the amenities of Hayle, with easy access to the A30. It comprises a new two storey office building (Chy Gallos) providing varying sized offices and communal meeting rooms. There are also seven industrial units totalling 1520m². All are constructed to BREEAM excellent standards. As well as secure service yards and parking, there is also expansion land for a further 800m² of buildings.

Zone 1 also includes a further serviced plot with outline planning approval.

Tenancies are available for the Marine Renewables Business Park and are offered on the basis of either a fixed term or easy in/easy out leases. Rent is dependent on the type of accommodation being occupied and ranges from £129 per m² (£12 per ft²) for office space to £70 per m² (£6.50 per ft²) for the industrial units.

Further information regarding costings can be obtained by contacting the Marine Hub Team


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Zone 2

Cornwall Council is in active negotiations to secure an option on Zone 2 which is owned by Western Power Distribution (WPD). Zone 2 is adjacent to the existing service yard for the MRBP and is currently occupied by the transformer hall from the old power station. The transformer hall and remaining power lines are no longer in use having been replaced by a new sub-station on an adjacent site. This site has capacity to accommodate further industrial uses.




Zones 3, 4, 5 and 6

Hayle Harbour North Quay is one of the largest regeneration sites in Cornwall with outline consent for a mixed use development including 700 residential units on North Quay and the surrounding fields along with ancillary leisure, retail and hotel uses concentrated on the wharf side.

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At Hayle Harbour, 4.5 hectares have been made available, with a focus on research, monitoring, technology development and as a forward base for marine renewable deployments.

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