Apply for a Retail Unit on the Killacourt
Looking to start up a business as part of our exciting new enhancement project?
There aren’t currently any vacant units available however please contact us to be placed on our waiting list should any become available. Further details can be found below;
Located on Cornwall’s Atlantic Coast, Newquay has previously been voted as “One of the Nation’s Favourite Seaside Towns” in the prestigious Which Holiday Survey, “Best Family Holiday Destination” by readers of COAST magazine, and recently won Gold for “Best Seaside Towns for Families 2019” by Days Out with the Kids. Newquay also has some of Cornwall’s finest beaches! Newquay’s laid-back charm is here for everyone to enjoy.
- The retail units are split into shop floor space (9.5m2) and storage for the applicants goods (2.6m2)
- There are 12 units in total on site, some of which will be adapted to have ‘living’ sedum roofs
- The units will have basic internal decoration with double doors on the front elevations with some units having additional windows on the side elevations where layout allows
- Site Information
Newquay Town Council submitted a stage-two funding bid under the Coastal Community Fund for just under £500,000 to enhance the Killacourt in Newquay. The bid was approved in March 2019, and plans are now underway to transform the Killacourt, retaining it as an important green space that can continue to be relevant for growing events and economic activity.
Newquay Town Council was granted £499,702 by the Government’s Coastal Communities Fund as part of a new round of grants worth £36 million to projects up and down the Great British Coast. The Killacourt is one of 20 projects across the South West which will benefit from over £15.4 million from this round of coastal communities funding to help develop and improve tourist attractions, create jobs and promote socio-economic growth.
Newquay Town Council’s bid captured the interest of the Government’s Coastal Community Fund, which outlined the need to see investment in the Killacourt, in order to retain it as an important green space that can continue to be relevant for events and increase footfall to the town.
There will also be investment and various improvements in the band-stand as well as accessibility improvements to all pavements, which are planned to be up-lit of an evening with new sustainable tree planting – helping those with buggies or indeed wheelchair users to have full use of the Killacourt. Modern features such as noise reducing fencing and planting seek to reduce the impact of existing and growing events on neighbouring properties, whilst also protecting or indeed improving their existing views and vistas.
The kiosk will also be replaced with a Farmer’s Market, and a restaurant/café will be built behind the bandstand, overlooking the iconic Island House.
The overall aim of the Killacourt enhancements are to protect the views, not to impact neighbouring properties, to create better use of the land, to boost events and ultimately increase footfall to Newquay’s Town Centre.
The Master Plan of the Killacourt has been designed, focusing on moveable business ‘incubator units’ placed on the curtilage of the Killacourt; providing opportunities for small businesses and sole traders/community groups to hire out the units for events and on a flexible basis to trade goods and services; with a priority on goods that are not provided elsewhere in the Town.
- Terms of Lease
The Lease will be a maximum of 5 years with optional break clause at years 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5. Rent will be £4,800 per annum (including VAT).
There will be electrical and Wi-fi supplies to the premises.