70 million pounds has been granted to the district of Camborne, Pool and Redruth to build the Camborne Eye.
The giant ferris wheel will be built on top of Carn Brea, between the Basset Monument and the Castle.
Head of the project. Derek Dawson, of Illogan said “It’s going to be one hell of a sight, towering 135 meters above the Carn. We’ve been granted the full cost of the project, but want to keep some money back for a rainy day and have bought an old big wheel from the local fair. It’s a bit rusty, but we’ve got the local scout group to help paint it with hammerite. From the top, the view will be amazing, you will be able to see some beautiful locations like, Portreath Harbour, Pengegon, Pool Market and Beacon Fish and Chip Shop. We’ll be having a grand opening and have already hired local Karaoke celebrity, DJ Vinyl Richie and the Pool Line Dancers will be coming along too. It’s going to be the best event ever!”
Work is starting within the next few months, but it’s not sure which year it will be finished as the local council are laying the concrete foundations.