Lead Organisation: Cornwall Council
The flagship project for the Town Deal’s plans, the Buzz Station sees the Camborne bus station redeveloped into a vibrant and bustling hub at the heart of the town.
This is at the centre of our vision for Camborne, an architecturally designed iconic space that will provide a place for locals and visitors to work, live, play, learn and care. It will be a place to spend time, create and achieve with a real sense of energy and optimism.
Home to restaurants, bars and a theatre, The Buzz Station would also provide workspaces for creative businesses, tech start-ups and entrepreneurs. Both residential and workspaces will be housed at this exciting building, beating at the heart of the town.
A youth café gives the town’s young people a chance to have their own space. There will also be a Wellness Centre focused on offering opportunities to improve health within Camborne.
A covered piazza will host cultural performances, creative expression and entertainment, markets, cafes, bars and restaurants, street food and independent and artisan crafts and retailers.
There will be street theatre and exhibitions as well as just places to walk or sit and watch the world go by.
We will explore pedestrianisation for the town centre and will play on the level geography which makes it ideal for pedestrians, cyclists as well as people with mobility challenges. This will allow the introduction of a healthy natural element, with cared for plants, trees, and flowers that link to the architecture and spaces.
Whilst the intention is to relocate the bus engineering works to another location within West Cornwall, the Buzz Station will include a renewed, high quality bus terminus and waiting facilities, as a gateway to the town.
What happens next?
The Government has announced £23.7m in Town Deal funding to help transform Camborne and provide a better future for its residents. Eight of the projects submitted in the Town’s Investment Plan are now being developed into full business plans and we welcome community feedback.