Re-imagining Helston’s High Streets

May 21, 2022

We have been working closely with Helston CIC Place Shaping Board on the Re-imagining Helston’s High Streets strateg . Our shared vision is for a People-First town, which places a high quality, connected public realm and heritage-led landscape at the heart of its future growth. The dramatic redesign of Helston’s main town centre streets aims to rethinking how much space is needed for pedestrians and vehicles, creating beautiful spaces for people, and for nature.

Plans include making Coinagehall Street a one-way system, with half the street being given back to people, widening the pavements to allow market stalls, planting and potentially cafe tables and chairs in fine weather.

A new accessible frontage is proposed to the Guildhall, giving this iconic building a better presence in the town centre; along side restoration of the historic Market Place, and the Opes.

Further proposals include the transformation of Trengrouse Way Car Park, repurposing part of the car park into a new plaza and green space, restoring the Old Budgens Building for community use, and creating better connections to the town centre.

A large focus of the scheme is on decluttering the streets alongside the restoration of Helston’s granite pavements and the flowing kennels and cobbled laneways, restoring and enhancing this beautiful heritage. We are also proposing to make the streets more accessible and people- friendly, reducing traffic congestion and carbon emissions, creating places for seating, gathering and green spaces.

Thank you to our team at Situ8 Planning/ and Portico Heritage who have helped us shape the Re-imagining Helston’s High Streets strategy.

This project is one of several being put forward by the Helston CIC for consultation next week.  Proposals will be on display for at the Guildhall, in Helston, on Wed 25th, and Thurs 26th May.  We are looking forward to discussing our ‘Re-imagining Helston’s High Streets’ strategy.


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