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Cornwall Group invited to Heartlands Project 12 April
April 12, 2012 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Meet at the Midas site office at 2.30pm on Thursday 12 April 2012
Heartlands, Dundance Lane, Pool Redruth, Cornwall TR15 3QY
About the Heartlands Project . . . .
Heartlands is a community led project to transform a dis-used mine site in to a place for everyone to enjoy.
The Heartlands design strategy is shaped by priorities identified by residents and partners in the community. Local schools, colleges, youth groups, health services, disability groups, business services and many others have participated in an inclusive design process which has been led by Cornwall Council throughout the development of the scheme.
Heartlands aims to deliver an inspiring, low carbon, sustainable community development which is accessible to all and which celebrates and enriches understanding of the local culture, heritage and natural environment.
Cornwall’s mining history, ecology, geology and folklore have all informed briefs for artists’ commissions, landscaping and architectural design; materials key to the region’s historic and cultural identity, such as tin, copper and granite, recur throughout. The adaptive reuse of historic buildings and the innovative application of sustainable energy technologies exemplify Cornwall’s spirit of self-reliance and ingenuity – past, present and future.
All Heartlands public buildings and community venues are designed for flexible use so that Heartlands can provide events and resources to fit the changing needs and priorities of local residents and visitors over time.
Building work at Cornwall Council’s Heartlands project has already begun, and is due to be completed in Spring 2011. In line with the overarching aims for the project, the Heartlands development will preserve the important historic Robinson’s Shaft buildings at its centre, sympathetically restoring and adapting them for reuse as focal points within the completed development.
Sustainable building materials and techniques will be used throughout. Many artefacts have been removed from the site and have been recorded. They will form part of the exhibition.