The project at Park Gerry, Camborne, is now gathering pace as initial plans have been submitted to Cornwall Council for ratification to the Town Deal fund.
Mei Loci have been working closely with Camborne Town Council to progress this exciting regeneration project in the heart of the town.
The vision is to reinvigorate Park Gerry to create a healthy place for healthy lives at the heart of Camborne; a space for the community, built by the community. The open green space meadow character of this well-loved, local Park will be retained, with the addition of sports, games and community facilities to encourage social, health and wellbeing benefits.
The project aims to strengthen an under utilised community asset, enhancing the spaces in order to be accessible to all, providing future-proofed community facilities within an enriched environment for generations to come. It also aims to improve the connection of this space to others within the area, improving the visibility of the park through wayfinding within the surrounding urban environment, drawing on the heritage and culture within the area to create a sense of place and arrival.
Aspirational plans include the construction of a wheeled sports facility, a mixed-use games area, outdoor gym equipment and a community hub building with public conveniences. The football pitch is to be reinstated, with better car parking provision on site and improved access and visibility from the surrounding streets to enhance cycle and walking links, providing new ‘gateways’ to the Park.
Other improvements also include a fully accessible perimeter path, seating areas and spaces for social gatherings. The southern meadow with retain areas for quiet reflection and dog walking within the parkland setting, with new wildflower areas, ornamental gardens and enhanced tree planting throughout the Park.
The next exciting stage is to re-engage with the local community and gather feedback on current proposals before progressing to the detailed design stage.