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Camborne, Roskear and Tuckingmill Townscape Heritage Initiatives


The Camborne, Roskear and Tuckingmill Townscape Heritage Initiative (THI)commenced in 2008. Funds were fully committed well before the official completion date of 2013. The early take up of grant funding helped a successful bid for an additional THI in the same area. The new Camborne, Roskear, Tuckingmill Regeneration, Energy and Skills THI commenced in January 2012 and ran until January 2016. The new scheme had an emphasis on monitored energy saving measures and local traditional skills training.

The scheme commenced in January 2008 and ran until January 2013. Funds were fully committed at an early stage. The scheme had a common fund of £1,048,750 including contributions from Heritage Lottery Fund (£629,250), Cornwall Council (£200,000) Homes and Communities Agency (£200,000) and Camborne Town Council (£19,500).

The scheme exceeded its projected outputs. 28 buildings were improved including 8 listed buildings, 15 buildings were removed from the Buildings at Risk register and a private sector contribution of £1,491,582 was drawn in (not including around £8 million from a major residential development site at a former Holman’s Engineering Works, Trevu Road, Camborne).


To find out more please view the below pdf documents:

The THI commenced in January 2012 and ran until January 2016. It had a common fund of £666,667 with contributions from the Heritage Lottery Fund (£500,000), Cornwall Council (£151,667) and Camborne Town Council (£15,000).

As part of the THI, guidance was produced on sympathetic ways of upgrading the energy efficiency of historic buildings. This guidance was produced with the results of the monitoring of energy saving measures by students from Cornwall College's Renewable Energy course.

The guide provides local examples of good practice along with current costs and performance details of suitable products.


To find out more please view the below pdf documents:

The Camborne, Roskear and Tuckingmill THIs had an emphasis on local traditional skills training and monitored energy saving measures. Strong links were forged with Cornwall College and students took part in a number of initiatives.

Traditional skills were promoted with the intention of upskilling the local workforce, encouraging repair of original building fabric and providing increased competition for works to historic buildings.  

Short videos of a traditional skills course funded by the THI including practical demonstrations of resin repairs and traditional joinery repair techniques are available through the following links:

The THIs helped fund and develop a three dimensional heritage-based map encouraging sustainable transport and incorporating Camborne’s Historic Town Trail. Hard copies of the map were sent to every property in Camborne and were displayed in key locations around the town.