Getting Building Fund

Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly LEP

Corporate Video / Government Funding

In 2020, the UK government announced a £900 million Getting Building Fund to support jobs, skills, and infrastructure across the country. The fund focused on areas facing significant economic challenges due to the pandemic.

Our mission was to capture their pioneering spirit and showcase their industry-leading work. By intertwining restored historical data with insightful interviews and striking visuals, we created an engaging story that highlights the company’s innovative approach to sustainable mining practices.

From pre-production to post-production, we wanted to tell Cornish Lithium’s brand story in an honest and authentic way. The resulting video series pays homage to the legacy of Cornish mining and showcases the company’s commitment to revitalising the industry with cutting-edge technology.

Through our storytelling expertise, we help share the stories that matter and support organisations in their efforts to create a positive impact in their respective industries.

Projects Funded:
Hall For Cornwall

Investment into the Hall for Cornwall via the government’s Getting Building Fund created a purpose-built, accessible theatre with 1300 seats and destination bars and cafes and new workspace for the Creative Industries in Truro.

This will provide a quality public programme, generate more profit to extend the successful youth programmes and invest in the local workforce, supply chain and associate companies. Audiences will increase to over 300,000 a year, driving valuable footfall to Truro city centre; supporting both the immediate bounce back and longer-term vitality of the high street in Truro.

Truro & Penwith College

Truro & Penwith College was awarded capital investment via the government’s Getting Building Fund to develop a specialist STEM Skills Centre on land adjacent to the Callywith Campus. The Skills Centre will offer Ofsted Outstanding and industry-relevant provision in Health Sciences, Digital, Engineering and Manufacturing from Levels 2 to 5 for post compulsory and adult learners, including T-Levels.

This will be located in a traditional ‘cold spot’ for educational infrastructure and participation and will help to enhance human capital in North and East Cornwall, generating ‘clean and inclusive’ economic growth.

Spaceport Cornwall

A £2m investment from the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is paving the way for the first satellite launch from UK soil later this year.

The LEP is supporting the construction of new facilities at Spaceport Cornwall at Newquay, where five satellite payloads are already confirmed for commercial launch with Virgin Orbit this September.

The Centre for Space Technologies at Cornwall Airport Newquay includes a satellite integration facility, where satellites can be loaded into rockets ready for launch. This is on course to be completed next month. Adjacent to the integration facility will be a new operations facility aimed at space-related companies, with a clean room laboratory for satellite research and development.

Saputo Dairy UK

Investment into Saputo Dairy UK via the government’s Getting Building Fund planned for cheese (and associated Demin Whey) volumes to increase by 12,000t over the next 3 years with a further 4,000t of GOS (a form of prebiotic) being produced primarily for export markets.

In order to secure this growth in a sustainable way, investment was be provided into supporting infrastructures that will be able to both drive increased capacity whilst ensuring environmental compliance. This will safeguard 200 jobs and save over 4000kg of carbon emissions.

GeoCubed Pilot Plant

Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership invested £2.9 million from the Government’s Getting Building Fund in a £4 million pilot lithium extraction plant near Redruth. The project has been built by Cornish Lithium to demonstrate that lithium can be recovered from deep geothermal waters.