A trio of Redruth's prominent historic buildings are set to undergo a makeover this year, as they are restored to create a new special venue.

Spearheaded by the Redruth Revival Community Interest Company, the project aims to transform The Buttermarket into a blend of eateries, workspaces, and entertainment outlets.

The project will complete later this year with hopes of stimulating the town centre's economy.



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At the heart of the operation is the newly appointed general manager, Jonathan Bray.

With a pedigree in hospitality and tourism businesses, Mr Bray will spearhead the venture.

He has previously held been director of commercial and creative at Trebah Garden, where he led an award-winning team.

The Buttermarket project is being funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, The High Street Heritage Action Zone and the Architectural Heritage Fund, and is being pushed along by a dedicated troop of persistent volunteers.

Artisan producers are encouraged to use the new project to establish their brands, and move into their own small premises in town, with the long-term vision for the businesses to create an active evening economy catering to the community.

The chair of Redruth Revival, Judy Davidson MBE, said: "My number one ambition for The Buttermarket is to put fun back into the town centre, now feels like a point in history when we all need to come together and celebrate the good in humanity.

Falmouth Packet: Jonathan Bray, formerly of Trebah Garden, is the general manager of the project

"What could be a better reason for people to keep returning to the town centre and continuing support all of the lovely local businesses found there?"

Upon its opening this summer, citizens can anticipate visiting The Buttermarket Kitchens, a courtyard restaurant, which will also host live entertainment, artisan and independent shops and workshops, a gallery and regular markets, all nestled within refurbished heritage buildings.

Mr Bray said: "We are looking for quality focused artisan producers for our small shops, business owners who may be looking to transition from street food van to a high street setting and exciting foodie startups who we will support to get their offer off the ground.

"We are also looking for community members to rent studio and workshop spaces in our cluster."