Demolition day dawns!
Work begins on new Coastline Homeless Centre
Work is officially underway on the new Homeless Centre being developed by Coastline Housing at Dudnance Lane in Pool.
Staff from the Homeless Service were joined by members of the Coastline Board and several project partners in donning hard hats and marking an official start on site for the project.
Coastline Housing is creating a new, purpose built facility for its Homeless Service thanks to funding secured from Homes England and Cornwall Council.
The disused land near the former South Crofty mine will be cleared over the next couple of weeks and then work will begin on new overnight accommodation, a community day centre and office facilities for staff.
Coastline has undertaken vital work with homeless, vulnerable adults since 2007, for many years delivered from Camborne in old buildings with mainly shared bedroom accommodation. In the past year, Coastline helped 441 people in some way through its Homeless Service.
Allister Young, Chief Executive, said: “For ten years we have been seeking an opportunity to bring all our services together under one roof and modernise them for the future. Finally, this new facility will enable us to provide increased accommodation for those affected by homelessness, improved facilities with no shared bedrooms, and the potential for much greater partnership working with other homeless and health organisations.”
Work on the building is being carried out by Classic Builders Ltd and Coastline expects the project to take around 12 months to complete.
Allister adds: “As a local housing charity, we help people in a number of different ways, and that includes those people in our community who are faced with rough sleeping and, as a result, are often incredibly vulnerable in many ways. This new building will enable us to expand our services to those without a home of their own, keep them safe and work with them to help them re-build their lives.”