Tolvaddon Business Park spine road completion welcomed by council
7:50am Saturday 30th June 2012 in News
The Tolvaddon Business Park spine road, which opens on Wednesday 27 June, will enable the creation of more than 400 jobs in the Camborne, Pool and Redruth area, says the council.
The council says that the scheme will provide “new infrastructure for future growth” alongside improved facilities for pedestrians and cyclists.
The extension of the existing road will give access to 10 hectares of employment land. The work also provides services to “development plots” on the site.
The project, was transferred from the South West Regional Development Agency (SWRDA) to the HCA in September last year and was supported by the Camborne Pool Redruth Regeneration Company (CPRR).
Alice Cambridge, area manager at the HCA, said: “This work is great news for the local economy which stands to benefit from the investment and improvements that have been made to the site.
“It will help Tolvaddon Business Park become an attractive location for companies to locate in the west of Cornwall.”
There will be access for all traffic from the western end, and for buses, cyclists and pedestrians there will be access from the east. The provision of shared use footways, street lighting and CCTV will create a safe pedestrian and cyclist route from Tolvaddon to Pool Academy avoiding Trevenson Moor. The introduction of traffic calming and a 20mph speed limit along part of Trevenson Moor and Church Road is aimed at improving safe access into Pool Academy.
Graeme Hicks, Cornwall Council portfolio holder for Transportation and Highways, said: “This is a fantastic project that is invaluable in opening up this area for future growth.”
The road improvements, which were carried out by CORMAC, also included the installation of traffic signals on the A30 westbound Portreath slip road, at its junction with the A3047, to improve safety for the traffic crossing the section of dual carriageway.
The £1.9m project is part of larger infrastructure schemes in the Camborne, Pool and Redruth area and was paid for with the help of a £1m European Regional Development Funding from the Convergence Programme.
“High quality employment space that offers the chance for our businesses in Cornwall to grow is a really important part of delivery of the Convergence ambition,” said Sandra Rothwell, the Head of Economic Development for Cornwall Council.
“The fact that Tolvaddon is located adjacent to other ERDF and ESF funded opportunities in the Camborne Pool Redruth area, such as the Pool Innovation Centre, Heartlands and Cornwall College and will be 'ready to go' for broadband, really ensures that this employment location is fit for purpose and a great place to do business.”