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Bodmin Jail Supporters

Support The Redevelopment Of Bodmin Jail

Help Build A Better Bodmin

The jail and development objectives

  • Create a 63 bedroom  hotel
  • Create a substantial new attraction and education facility
  • Secure the long-term future of this important heritage asset of National importance
  • Create a major  investment in Bodmin Jail with a ‘buy-local’ policy
  • Create substantial job opportunities with a significant increase in staff numbers.
  • Provide Significant local construction jobs during the build process
  • The Principal contractor will employ local firms where possible
  • Scheduled for completion in early 2019
  • This is a Transformational Investment/Change
  • No Coach parking in Berrycoombe Vale
  • Visitors will gravitate toward the town centre and local business.

You can show your support by clicking the button below to send a letter to Cornwall Council Planning

Bodmin Jail Museum, Venue, Hotel & Teaching Facility

The vision for the jail is to return this much understated heritage asset of national importance to its former glory, and in so doing make it a leading visitor attraction, venue, hotel and teaching facility for local schools and universities that gives back to Bodmin, Cornwall and the UK.

The design retains and enhances the unique atmosphere and sense of history that exists in the ruins. The derelict cell blocks of the jail will house the hotel accommodation and part of the museum. A glazed roof to the hotel atrium retains the magical natural lighting qualities of the ruin. The proposed design for the hotel rooms will retain the rich colours and textures of the stone that have over time been revealed and weathered creating a unique and special place.

Under the museum proposals, an exciting ‘Dark Walk’ experience will set the scene for visitors to appreciate the Jail’s vivid stories. A state of the art, automated theatrical space will use the latest technology with a range of scenic sets, films and projections. The experience will re-create and immerse the visitor in the history of the building and the experience of what it was like to be in Bodmin Jail in the 18th & 19th centuries.

Access

The new proposals transform the Jail to be accessible to all.

Parking
Parking for the attraction is planned on the land at Berrycoombe Vale. This will be partly permanent marked bays, and partly informal grass parking for busier days. Disabled parking bays will also be at Berrycoombe Vale. There will be a pick up and drop off service to assist people reaching the jail. All parking for the hotel is contained within the former prison yard.

Cyclists
The jail is close to the end of the Camel Trail. Cycle parking will be within the grounds of the Jail and is planned near the Naval Wing.

Coaches
Coach drop off and pick up will be on Scarlett’s Well Road (exact location TBC). Coach parking is planned at Berrycoombe Vale

Land at Berrycoombe Vale

Several proposals have been submitted to Bodmin Town Council for their consideration, the options include a package of direct delivered benefit measures to all three Wards in the Town These are the terms of an offer that Bodmin Town Council are currently considering for the land at Berrycoombe Vale, subject to contract and valuation:

  • To provide a children’s roundabout to Fair Park play area
  • To provide an internal toilet within St. Lawrence’s Church
  • To provide assistance with moving pews within St. Lawrence’s Church
  • To provide a wider moving aisle to St. Lawrence’s Church
  • To provide use of car park for Berrycoombe School parents at agreed times
  • To provide landscape architectural services & landscape the railway bridge
  • To provide swings within Victoria Park play area
  • To provide financial assistance with the relocation/re-build of a skate-park
  • To provide a modest donation to St. Petroc’s Church in lieu of Chancel Tax Liability
  • To provide an ongoing maintenance/planting contract to BTC for the Vale
  • To provide support to the Community Network with the provision of signs in bus stops

YOU CAN SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR THIS INNOVATIVE SCHEME TO PUT BODMIN ON THE MAP BY CLICKING THE BUTTON BELOW

Bodmin Jail Museum, Venue, Hotel & Teaching Facility

The vision for the jail is to return this much understated heritage asset of national importance to its former glory, and in so doing make it a leading visitor attraction, venue, hotel and teaching facility for local schools and universities that gives back to Bodmin, Cornwall and the UK.

The design retains and enhances the unique atmosphere and sense of history that exists in the ruins. The derelict cell blocks of the jail will house the hotel accommodation and part of the museum. A glazed roof to the hotel atrium retains the magical natural lighting qualities of the ruin. The proposed design for the hotel rooms will retain the rich colours and textures of the stone that have over time been revealed and weathered creating a unique and special place.

Under the museum proposals, an exciting ‘Dark Walk’ experience will set the scene for visitors to appreciate the Jail’s vivid stories. A state of the art, automated theatrical space will use the latest technology with a range of scenic sets, films and projections. The experience will re-create and immerse the visitor in the history of the building and the experience of what it was like to be in Bodmin Jail in the 18th & 19th centuries.

Access

The new proposals transform the Jail to be accessible to all.

Parking
Parking for the attraction is planned on the land at Berrycoombe Vale. This will be partly permanent marked bays, and partly informal grass parking for busier days. Disabled parking bays will also be at Berrycoombe Vale. There will be a pick up and drop off service to assist people reaching the jail. All parking for the hotel is contained within the former prison yard.

Cyclists
The jail is close to the end of the Camel Trail. Cycle parking will be within the grounds of the Jail and is planned near the Naval Wing.

Coaches
Coach drop off and pick up will be on Scarlett’s Well Road (exact location TBC). Coach parking is planned at Berrycoombe Vale

Land at Berrycoombe Vale

Several proposals have been submitted to Bodmin Town Council for their consideration, the options include a package of direct delivered benefit measures to all three Wards in the Town These are the terms of an offer that Bodmin Town Council are currently considering for the land at Berrycoombe Vale, subject to contract and valuation:

  • To provide a children’s roundabout to Fair Park play area
  • To provide an internal toilet within St. Lawrence’s Church
  • To provide assistance with moving pews within St. Lawrence’s Church
  • To provide a wider moving aisle to St. Lawrence’s Church
  • To provide use of car park for Berrycoombe School parents at agreed times
  • To provide landscape architectural services & landscape the railway bridge
  • To provide swings within Victoria Park play area
  • To provide financial assistance with the relocation/re-build of a skate-park
  • To provide a modest donation to St. Petroc’s Church in lieu of Chancel Tax Liability
  • To provide an ongoing maintenance/planting contract to BTC for the Vale
  • To provide support to the Community Network with the provision of signs in bus stops

YOU CAN SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR THIS INNOVATIVE SCHEME TO PUT BODMIN ON THE MAP BY CLICKING THE BUTTON BELOW