£1.1 million to revamp Cornwall’s mining heritage

Two buildings at the heart of Cornwall’s industrial mining heritage are to receive a revamp with £1.1 million of European finding.

The £1,126,248 grant from the ERDF Convergence Programme will help to conserve the Count House and Carpenters’ Shop complexes at King Edward Mine near Camborne.

The buildings will also be brought back to economic use.

Councillor Julian German, Cornwall Council Cabinet Member for Economy and Culture said:

World Heritage Site status for Cornish Mining brings with it international accountability and the responsibility to ensure that sites such as King Edward Mine are preserved.

Investing in the conservation and refurbishment of our historic industrial buildings so that they find new economic uses not only safeguards their future, but contributes to the local economy and often in the most deprived areas of Cornwall. The project will provide high quality, distinctive accommodation just outside Camborne, supporting the knowledge economy and creative industry sector.