We all know what our new years resolutions are and what we are hoping to do in the new year but what is happening in regards to the county and new developments set for completion in 2020? Here is a snapshot of the year ahead!
Number 1 – The Pig
Some of you may have heard of the popular hotel and restaurant chain The Pig which is opening later this year. It will be situated in the 16th century Grade 2 listed mansion in Harlyn Bay with far-reaching sea views and a beautiful 5 acre surrounding.
Number 2 – Eden Sessions
The Eden Project and global live events company AEG Presents announced a new partnership last year which will look at bringing bigger artists to perform at the Eden Project from 2020. This partnership will bring more to Cornwall and bring local people a greater variety of music artists while also giving the Eden Project a greater international stage to gain even more exposure.
Number 3 – The Tour of Britain
It has been announced that the “grand depart” of the cycling race will be held in Penzance on 5th September 2020. The cyclists will follow a 175-kilometer route through Cornwall passing through Hayle, St Ives, Redruth, Falmouth, Newquay, Truro and The Eden Project. It is estimated that the event will bring in approximately £3 million to the Cornish economy. In addition, the race will be broadcast on ITV4 and Eurosport which will attract a global audience and showcase the county to a much wider audience.
Number 4 – Stadium for Cornwall
Sports fans are delighted to hear that the land for the new Stadium for Cornwall has been secured. The stadium will be built at Langarth on the outskirts of Truro and will be home to the Cornish Pirates rugby team and Truro City Football Club. The stadium is hoping to be complete in the summer of 2022.
Number 5 – A30 Carland Cross and Chiverton Cross
There is speculation that the dual carriageway between Carland Cross and Chiverton Cross on the A30 in Cornwall will begin to move forward in 2020. Highways England’s project has been in the pipeline for several years now and is set to be complete in 2023. The plans are to build an entirely new road between the two busy junctions and downgrade the existing road to a local road which will aim to ease the current traffic issues in the area.
Number 6 – Hall for Cornwall
The Hall for Cornwall, which has been closed since 2018 is now set to reopen in the autumn of 2020 with a brand-new look. The project has been undertaken to increase the auditorium’s seating and bring it in line with the Theatre Royal in Plymouth, increasing its capacity by 27%. There will also be a digital hub for creative and technological businesses funded through the European Regional development Fund.
Number 7 – Boardmasters
Cornwall’s biggest music festival is back for 2020 organisers have confirmed. August 2019 the festival had to be cancelled due to weather fears, however, 2020 is set to be on track for its 40th year. The festival will take place between the 5th August and the 9th August 2020, all those who had tickets and were disappointed from the cancellation in 2019 have been given the chance to reapply for their tickets prior to tickets being available to the general public.
Number 8 – ‘Live at the Lido’
The Jubilee Pool, the first geothermal spa in Cornwall located on Penzance’s Promenade has suffered delays in completion due to Geothermal Energy Limited encountering some unforeseen delays with the geothermal well. The £1.8 million project has undergone significant improvements and will now be looking to open in Spring of 2020.
We know there are many more exciting things going on in Cornwall this year so leave us a comment on our Facebook page to let us know!