Par Eco Community

Client: Eco-Bos
Completion: Ongoing

Kay Elliott are collaborating with multi-national design consultancy Hyder Consulting to develop a low carbon masterplan for the regeneration of  a 33 hectares on the south Cornish coast.

The proposed site is a near-redundant commercial harbour and industrial facility close to the communities of Par and St Blazey, south east of St Austell. Established as part of the Clay Country Eco-Town initiative, the developing masterplan will regenerate the site into a 21st Century living and working harbour.

Between 500-600 homes will be accommodated within a framework of distinctive character areas, creating new waterside neighbourhoods within a network of open spaces. A new marina and waterfront facilities; including covered marketplace, boat storage and moorings will compliment retail, leisure and hotel accommodation.

Further employment opportunities will be created within a marine employment quarter and incorporate facilities for the local fishermen.

A planned transport interchange will exploit the proximity of the nearby mainline station, whilst the creation of walkable neighbourhoods and provision of an onsite car club will further encourage reduction of car ownership and use. 

A range of renewable energy sources to be used across the site, potentially including a biomass energy centre, water source heating/cooling and rainwater harvesting.

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