Refurbish the Hawkins Building
This dilapidated building, currently providing employment for only 3 people, will be renovated and upgraded to provide 3 industrial units suitable for fish processing, mussel depuration and other wet-floor activities requiring access to clean sea water.
- It will support the creation of mussel farming and processing.
- We will install a mezzanine floor with office space to support harbour businesses.
- We will relocate the harbour master to provide improved facilities, better visibility of harbour operations and increased safety.
- We will repair the harbour wharf in front of Hawkins.
- We will have a wet fish retail facility and encourage ‘fish awareness’ activities.
This will create additional jobs, support down-stream activities to enhance catch value and improve the environment of the World Heritage Site (WHS). Wet fish sales will provide some support to fishermen while providing a local service and increasing awareness of local catch and support for the fishing community.
- We will provide a security-fenced compound for fishermen’s stores and workshops.
- We will provide water and power
- We will provide lighting and security
- We will provide 4 containers for hire for use as workshops.
This will protect 12 existing jobs and provide potential employment in the workshop containers.
Customs House (Former Harbour Master’s Office)
- Having relocated the Harbour Master we will have two offices, a meeting/training room, two toilets and two storage sheds.
- We will make the meeting room available for fishermen’s sea safety and community training.
- We will make one office available for the Fishermen’s Association and one will be used by the Hayle Harbour Trust Ltd.
- The training room will be available for interpretation and informational displays covering: the World Heritage Site and related history, the SSSI, Wave Hub and renewable energy and environmental issues.
- Toilets will be available for fishermen and harbour users.
- Storage will be available for specialist and safety equipment.
This will provide training facilities and a base for the commercial fishing operation. There will also be permanent displays interpreting the World Heritage Site and harbour history.