Acorn secures former Marks & Spencer’s site for new development in Falmouth

January 18, 2021

We’re thrilled to announce that our Cornish region has successfully acquired the site of a former Marks & Spencer’s store at a prime Falmouth location with plans to create a new mixed-use residential scheme, with direct water access.

The exciting development will bring new life to the building – given that for almost a decade the site has been substantially underutilised and only been used by M&S as a storage facility, following the stores closure. The current proposal for the redevelopment of the brownfield high-street site sees the retail component retained and brought back into use – this is fantastic news especially considering the current impact of Covid 19 on the UK high street! Whilst also converting the upper floors and waterfront areas into residential units, with the additional bonus of creating direct water access for residents. The site will provide up to sixteen residential units, comprising a mix of 2, 3 and 4-bedroom houses, duplexes and apartments, with outside space, boat storage, carparking and a communal courtyard garden.

Andrew Strathdee, Development Director at Acorn Blue commented, “We are delighted to have successfully exchanged on this prime high street location and excited to be able to once more bring the site back to full use, in due course, bringing retail and people back to this central Falmouth location. This will be our second site here in Falmouth, following the hugely successful The Liner, which is now almost completely sold off plan, overlooking Gyllyngvase Beach.”

The site occupies an excellent location and prime water frontage, next to Prince of Wales Quay, looking out onto the largest residential mooring area in Falmouth, with views to St Mawes – the perfect spot to sit and watch the world go by and relax to the sound of the water, bliss.

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