Sardine Factory

The Sardine Factory at West Looe is in need of refurbishment. For many years the Commissioners have been considering the options available to them, which are somewhat restricted due to the Grade II listing placed on it.

In April 2011, instructions were given for topographical, services and measured building surveys of the site. Following which an architect was appointed to produce three sketch schemes for the building. The aim being to devise a scheme that would acheive successfull environmental, conservation and planning approval.

The design process was then progressed to include a 3D imagery presentation of the options available and engagement of a PQS to provide a cost plan study for the two favoured schemes.

It is hoped that the Commissioners will be in a position to present the proposals to the public early in the New Year. At which time grant funding streams will be sought for the project.

Sardine Factory - Press Release 9th May 2017

Looe Harbour Commissioners were delighted to receive confirmation recently, that funding bids to the Coastal Communities Fund and European Maritime Fisheries Fund were successful. These, in addition to our own financial contribution to the project has ensured that the project will now proceed.

Work will commence on site on Monday 15th May 2017 with an expected completion date of 30th June 2018.

For many months, work has been going on behind the scenes to ensure that the project runs smoothly and that minimal disruption is caused to residents and businesses during the demolition/construction period.

There will be periods (particularly during the demolition phase) when a section of the Pennyland walkway will need to be closed in order to comply with Health and Safety regulations. This will be achieved by closing the metal gate directly outside the building, together with the gate at the end of the Pennyland walkway, at the top of the steps which joins Hannafore Road.

The Harbour Commissioners believe that the Sardine Factory Re-Development will be a huge asset for the town, particularly West Looe.

This project will provide sustained economic, social, voluntary and employment opportunities to the town and surrounding parishes over many years to come, and will help to ensure that Looe remains a thriving coastal community and popular tourist destination with a promising future, unlike some of our sister ports who now find themselves struggling, having not taken steps to embrace an ever changing society.

Looe Harbour Commissioners request the publics support and co-operation during the construction stage, and apologise for any short term inconveniences that may be encountered during the build.

Sardine Factory - Update - 4th April 2017

Looe Harbour Commissioners are proud to announce their success in the Coastal Community Fund Awards Round 4, whereby they have been awarded £1,106,015.00 to redevelop the Sardine Factory, West Looe. For many years the Commissioners have been considering the options available to them, which are somewhat restricted due to the Grade II listing placed on it.

In April 2011, instructions were given for topographical, services and measured building surveys of the site. Following which an architect was appointed to produce three sketch schemes for the building. The aim being to devise a scheme that would acheive successfull environmental, conservation and planning approval.

The design process was then progressed to include a 3D imagery presentation of the options available and engagement of a PQS to provide a cost plan study for the two favoured schemes.

It is hoped that the Commissioners will be in a position to present the proposals to the public early in the New Year. At which time grant funding streams will be sought for the project.

UPDATE

A public consultation was held on 31st May 2014 to allow members of the public to view and comment on the proposed refurbishment plans for the Sardine Factory, these can be viewed below:

01C - Proposed Ground Floor Plan

02B - Proposed First Floor Plan

03D- Proposed Second Floor Plan

The outcome of the consultation was 98% support in favour of the project.