An Evolving Project
What began in 2013 as an Oyster Sculpture proposal has triggered a broader debate concerning the regeneration of Falmouth Harbourside
Cornwall Council and Falmouth Town Council policies as well as other relevant studies have demonstrated a desire for regeneration of forgotten parts of the town, celebrating its maritime heritage
Upgrading The Ferry Terminal at the Prince of Wales Pier, to provide Safe Disabled Access, has been identified as an Appropriate Starting Point
The Native “Fal Oyster” has been adopted as a symbol of the long term vision – to raise awareness of Falmouth’s Marine Heritage and its Maritime DNA.
Cornwall College Students from the Camborne Campus helped create a 1/8th scale model of an Oyster Sculpture, designed by Andrew Nicholls and adopted as a mascot for the project. The sculpture model is located in the foyer of The Marine School, Falmouth.
To project can be broken down into a number of phases and options
- Upgrading The Ferry Terminal at the Prince of Wales Pier to incorporate Safe Disabled Access
- Option 1 – Creating a weather-protected floating pontoon adjacent to PoW Pier, accessed by a link bridge from a stepping off point adjacent to the existing Cafe
- Option 2 – Refurbishment of the cafe/toilet buildings to incorporate ferry ticket sales and improved visual approach to the pier
- Option 3 – Refurbishment of the Grade II listed pier
- Linking the New Ferry Terminal pontoon at PoW with Church Street Car Park via a new, weather-protected floating pontoon “Promenade”
The above measures are supported by various policy documents forming the basis of the outline proposal.