Hayle Marine Renewables Business Park, Cornwall, UK

A strong and sustainable community for all

The business park sits on a previous coal-fired power station at North Quay in Hayle.

This was an ideal location for the new park as Hayle is home to Wave Hub Ltd, the world’s largest marine energy test site a few miles from the Cornish coast. Both of which are important components of the Offshore Renewables Development Programme which aims to develop Cornwall’s potential for renewable energy. The new modern two-storey office building offers 890m2 of accommodation to tenants, boasting seven offices built to BREEAM Excellent requirements for businesses within the marine technology sector.

Cornwall Council promotes sustainable development for the benefit of one and all in the management and delivery of all its services through integrated social, economic and environmental objectives; seeking to achieve its vision of “a strong and sustainable community for One and All.” As well as meeting Cornwall Council’s sustainability goals, using BREEAM can increase the health and wellbeing of tenants as well as reduce operational costs. It was also an ERDF funding requirement to achieve BREEAM Excellent to accord with the environmental sustainability cross cutting theme that underpinned the Convergence funding programme.

“This new business park will cement Cornwall’s position at the forefront of the development of marine energy, and as the local councillor I am proud to see Hayle playing such an important part in this fast-growing industry” says John Pollard, Councillor for Hayle North and Leader of Cornwall Council.

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PV array of over 1560m2 generates over 200,000kWh/yr divided between the office & industrial buildings

PV array of over 1560m2 generates over 200,000kWh/yr divided between the office & industrial buildings

BMS for the office is a fully featured Energy Management System (EMS), ensuring comfortable conditions are maintained with maximum energy efficiency

BMS for the office is a fully featured Energy Management System (EMS), ensuring comfortable conditions are maintained with maximum energy efficiency

New flora, along with species rich grasslands, offer foraging opportunities for a variety of wildlife. Fences erected along the sand dunes during construction to ensure reptiles were not harmed

New flora, along with species rich grasslands, offer foraging opportunities for a variety of wildlife. Fences erected along the sand dunes during construction to ensure reptiles were not harmed

Vast majority of materials responsibly sourced, achieving mostly Green Guide A ratings. High performing resilient materials increase external fabric longevity in a coastal setting

Vast majority of materials responsibly sourced, achieving mostly Green Guide A ratings. High performing resilient materials increase external fabric longevity in a coastal setting

Key Facts

  • Scheme: BREEAM New Construction 2011
  • Rating: Excellent (Post-Construction)
  • Score: 70.5% (Offices) & 76.2% (Industrial)
  • Size: 890m2 (0ffices) & 1526m2 (Industrial)

Project Team

  • Client: Cornwall Council
  • Assessor: Stride Treglown
  • BREEAM AP: Greenbuild Consult
  • Investor: European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and Cornwall Council
  • Developer: Cornwall Development Company
  • Contractor : Midas
  • Project Manager: EC Harris
  • Architect/Design Team: PBWC, TClarke and Hyder