Buildings were accorded priority in various ways. A short list of high priority projects was established following the pre-bid survey of a dozen or so key properties.
The most important group of buildings for Hayle Townscape was Harvey's Foundry complex and Phase II of works to them represented a project that was critical to the success of the scheme. Funding for the now successfully completed Phase II was ring-fenced.
The following groups of buildings represented the balance of all specifically identified priority buildings:
- 7, 8, 10, 18-20, 21, 22 & 25 (White's)
- 2, 3-4, 5, 6-7, 8, 9, 10a, 10-13 (Pratt's Market), 15 & 16
- 15, 17, 22, 23, 24, 28-29 (Biggleston's), 33, 34, 36, 41, 42 & 43
- Passmore Edwards Institute
- 2, 5, 6 (Daniel's warehouse), 7, 10, 13, 14, 15-17, 19-21, 27, 29, 31-33, 47-49, 51, 59-59a & 71
Of these, a higher priority was attached to
- Daniel's store, 4-6 (Old Cinema), 9 & 10
- 9-10a Chapel Terrace - Year 2
- 1 Sea Lane - Year 1 (action in hand)
- 47 Fore Street - Year 1
- 4-6 Market Square (Old Cinema)
- Pratt's Market (Wesleyan Chapel)
|These included the following:
- The consolidation or reinforcement of existing structures using conservative methods and the essential reinstatement of affected finishes
- Re-roofing with re-used and/or new matching traditional materials and techniques
- Repair or accurate rebuilding of chimneys
- Repair or renewal of traditional leadwork and rainwater goods
- Appropriate repair of brickwork or stonework
- Appropriate repair of windows, doors and other external joinery
- Accurate repair or reinstatement of damaged or lost architectural features, the design of which can be substantiated from evidence, e.g. external plasters, roughcast, stucco and the decorative features incorporated in them, windows, doors, shopfronts and ironwork such as railings and gates.
- Limited appropriate external cleaning
- Returning vacant historic floorspace to use
Whole roof repairs
- Grants were available for suitably specified general repairs to historic buildings with appropriate priorities at a rate of up to 50%
Reinstatement of Architectural Features
- Where necessary, appropriate schemes of whole roof repairs or reinstatement attracted grant at a rate of up to 60%
- Many historic buildings in Hayle have lost architectural features that reflect the style and distinctiveness of the town's vernacular building stock. In other cases such features have survived in a damaged condition. Such loss or damage can mar the physical appearance of an individual property and harm both its historical integrity and the visual contribution that building makes to the historic street scene in the conservation area. Where details of lost features were known or could be authentically reconstructed from evidence, their reinstatement helped the appearance of both building and streetscape and attracted up to 75% of the cost in grant aid.
- The idea of a conservation deficit can be defined in several ways but, at its very simplest, it occurs where the cost of repairing a building exceeds its value when repaired. The shortfall in value represents the conservation deficit.
- A small number of historic buildings within the geographical boundaries of Hayle Townscape had become vacant or partially vacant, and it is to these buildings that the concept of the conservation deficit was relevant.
- Where proposals were brought forward for the repair and re-use of such buildings, additional factors were considered and the assessment of the need for grant aid took account of the calculated conservation deficit. The initial and end valuations of these buildings were critical & were undertaken by professional valuers