‘Considerable Risk’ To St Mary’s Quay Project Says Council

St Mary's Quay

St Mary’s Quay

The Council’s Senior Manager for Strategic Development says there’s a “considerable risk” that the work to upgrade St Mary’s quay will not go ahead.

Diana Mompoloki told members of the Transport Committee that it’s always like that “when you haven’t got your funding lined up.” The money is still awaiting final approval.

Diana warned councillors that there needs to be a concerted effort to ensure the Department for Transport prioritises finances for the project, which includes the lengthening of St Mary’s quay.

She said it was very important to note that Cornwall Council are applying for the money. The mainland Council will drive the scheme, which also includes dredging as well as upgrades to roads around Penzance quay.

The project team has said they are planning to start construction work here in the autumn, with completion by June 2015.

Plans to improve the facilities at each side of the sea link have been ongoing since 2002.

The Duchy of Cornwall has already commenced a £1.6m refurbishment of the Harbourside building, which will include a new first-floor restaurant.

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