Residents could see new life breathed into Redruth high street as part of a scheme to revitalise historic buildings and areas.

The Cornish high street will get a share of the £13.7 million awarded to 10 towns in the south west following a successful funding bid by Cornwall Council to support regeneration and improvements in the area.

Cornwall Council leader Julian German said: “Hot on the heels of the opening of Kresen Kernow, which protects the historic old Redruth Brewery building at the heart of the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site, this is fantastic news for residents and businesses. Redruth is now set to receive more much-needed funding to help support and revitalise their historic high street.

“This funding will help regenerate public areas and renovate valued historic buildings in Redruth town centre, attracting more people to come and live, work, and visit the town.”

The funding will be used for a variety of projects, including:

• Bringing derelict and underused town centre historic buildings back into economic use

• Improving pedestrian routes from the railway station and car parks through the town centre to the newly opened Kresen Kernow and to the creative community at Krowji

• Enhancing the programme of events and activities marketing Redruth as a year-round visitor destination

68 other locations across the UK will also benefit from the £95 million Heritage High Street Fund.

Breakdown of spending:

South West: £13.7 million

London and the South East: £14.3 million

Midlands: £21.1 million

North West: £18.7 million

North East and Yorkshire: £17.2 million

East of England: £7 million

Towns and cities in the south west receiving funding: Redruth; Plymouth; Weston-Super-Mare; Chard; Cullompton; Gloucester; Keynsham; Midsomer Norton; Poole; Tewkesbury.