Monument Walk, Helston

Situated at the northern end of the Lizard Peninsula, Helston is a bustling market town that is probably most famous for the Floral Dance. With funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund, Cory Environmental Trust and Cornwall Heritage Trust the town embarked on a huge restoration project of Grylls Monument and the public areas surrounding it.

The Grade II* listed Grylls Monument sits majestically at the lower end of Coinagehall Street and was built in 1834 in honour of Humphry Millet Grylls, a local solicitor who secured the future of the Wheal Vor copper tin mine that employed 1,200 local people.

SureSet was specified, and were contracted by Cormac Solutions Ltd for the resin bound installation aspect of the restoration project which included specialised cleaning and repairs of the Grylls Monument, installation of new benches, landscaping, new paving for the monument and remembrance garden as well as resurfacing of the footpath around the bowling green.

As the areas around the monument had different colour requirements, SureSet contacted Long Rake Spar who have a wide range of specially dried and screened aggregates that are suited for use within resin systems.

Before the installation of a Barley Beach resin bound SureSet pathway, the public areas were a patchwork of repaired asphalt with a covering of moss. It is now an attractive neutral coloured, accessible, low maintenance and UV stable surface that will stay looking good for many years to come.

The project was completed in November 2016 with the much improved facilities and environment around Grylls Monument and Helston Bowling Club now providing opportunities and benefits for local people, businesses and visitors to the area.

Contractors: SureSet

Client: Cormac Solutions Ltd