On 14 September 2020, Cornwall Council granted planning permission for Liskeard Cattle Market Phase 1 'Workshed', to deliver 1400 sqm of shared community workspace along with the surrounding market and community event spaces.
The 'Workshed' is the first phase of the Liskeard Cattle Market masterplan that proposes a range of multi-tenure housing, a Community Centre and Nursery across the former cattle market site.
For more information about the cattle market site, please visit Cornwall Council's website here. The Spring 2021 newsletter can be downloaded here.
A major change has occurred at the Old Cattle Market with physical demolition starting in the first week of January 2021 and due to be completed in April 2021. A permanent site boundary hoarding has been constructed which will display murals created by local graphic designers Print 2 Media telling the history, current plans and the vision of the cattle market site.
Cornwall Council has identified the need to maintain as much activity on site as possible, to ensure that the character of the Old Cattle Market is not lost during the construction phase. The aim is to enable the businesses in the remaining north side sheds to be able to continue to trade when COVID-19 restrictions are relaxed and for planned events to continue when rules allow.
Co-working space looking towards Market Place through Atrium
The first phase proposals for the regeneration of Liskeard Cattle Market comprise of a new creative workspace hub, a new market place, a new market canopy and surrounding public realm. The new workspace hub seeks to provide a flexible and adaptable place of work for a host of digital and creative businesses, making Liskeard a “creative magnet” for Cornwall and beyond. In addition, Liskeard Town Council is in negotiation with Cornwall Council to take control of a section of the car park for community activity. This will be in place once the disabled spaces have been re allocated on site, insuring continuity and capacity of parking on the site.
Aerial View of Phase 1 including the 'Workshed' and surrounding market and community event spaces.
In December 2017 the final livestock sale was held at Liskeard cattle market creating an opportunity to rethink the future of this key area in the heart of our town.
Previous consultations have shown that there is strong community support for redeveloping the site and the Liskeard Neighbourhood Plan encourages the development of “a mix of uses that support the vitality and viability of the town centre (Cattle Market Policy TC4)”. Cornwall Council is committed to working closely with the Liskeard community to enable the ambitions set out in the Neighbourhood Plan to be achieved.
Liskeard Cattle Market Charrette
In March 2019, with the help of central Government funding, a public “Charrette” exercise was held to create an illustrated Vision for the Cattle Market. Two days of workshops and walkabouts were facilitated by architects JTP who then worked to turn the ideas generated into a Vision and indicative masterplan for the site, which was reported back on the last day of the Charrette. Since then the design team have drawn up proposals for phase one, the first of three key phases for the delivery of the masterplan.
Phase 1 Pre-Planning Application Exhibition
On Wednesday 11 December 2019, the local community was invited to view and comment on the first phase proposals for the regeneration of Liskeard Cattle Market. The exhibition was a chance to see the emerging proposals in advance of the submission of a planning application for the workspace building. The design team were on hand throughout the exhibition to answer questions and receive comments. For those unable to attend, the exhibition boards can be viewed here.
On Saturday 12 September 2020, JTP and Cornwall Council attended the 'Liskeard Unlocked' festival and provided an update to the Liskeard community on the current proposals for the Cattle Market site. A newsletter which summarises the proposals was given out on the day and can be downloaded here.
Liskeard Cattle Market Charrette, March 2019