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New Life For
City Buildings

New Life for
City Buildings

New Life for City Buildings will improve access to and celebrate Truro’s heritage whilst repurposing Truro buildings, maximising space and enabling flexible usage to ensure our buildings are future proofed for modern day use.

Recognising the wealth of historical buildings and the value of Truro’s cultural assets to our visitor’s experience, this project will position Truro as a cultural capital.

Responding to the empty spaces above shops and on the edge of the city, this project is about refurbishing and repurposing buildings to add vitality to the city centre.

There are two key elements to this project:

    1. Transforming the Royal Cornwall Museum into a contemporary heritage asset and a carbon neutral museum in the heart of the city. Improved access, new exhibition space and a digital learning lab will create a first-class heritage offer attracting 100,000 visitors each year.
    2. Funding scheme for landlords prioritising the use of vacant buildings and other spaces.

An early project to repurpose the St Clement Centre and Threemilestone Community Centre is being delivered using accelerator funding.

Cathedral lane Truro, quaint shops with the Cathedral in the background.
Cathedral Lane, Truro Pic by Shutterstock
Truro highstreet, not many people in the photo.

This project will create: