Penzance Town Centre

Penzance Town Centre

Monday 8 March 2021

Penzance to Marazion Multi-User path - Cormac Update

 From: Lindsay Opie <>

Sent: 03 March 2021 15:21
Subject: Penzance to Marazion Multi-User path


Information Classification: CONTROLLED



Dear All

We wanted to let you know that the upgrading of the Bay to Bay Multi-user path between Penzance and Marazion is progressing well, in spite of the 2021 weather conditions at this very exposed location. Concrete pouring requires specific conditions and temperatures, and Cormac have now laid a total of 240 metres of new path, working west to east; Penzance towards Long Rock and Long Rock towards Marazion, in 17.5m sections.


For each section, the existing footpath is first excavated out and the ground levelled, then compacted in readiness for the concrete pour. Lightweight plastic shuttering is installed to contain the concrete and prevent any spillage or contamination of the surrounding area. Each pour takes one full day, with concrete being brought in along the narrow path from the truck located further away. The new surface is poured, levelled by machine and finished by hand. It then needs ten to twelve hours to cure before the shuttering can be removed. After every three pours a small section of foam, or expansion joint, is inserted along the joining edges to allow the concrete to expand and contract in different temperatures and prevent deterioration. This is then sealed with a silicone state marine grade sealant.


Additionally, as part of the improvements and to solve historic drainage and pooling issues, Cormac have installed a new drainage system within the path at the Station House. The wall at the Hoxton Special has also been reprofiled to accommodate the concrete trucks, and sections of embankment have been reprofiled to maximise the width of the path available to users.


Covid safety measures remain in place and sections of the path will be closed whilst they are being worked on. We are mindful of the safety of both our site teams and of the general public and ask that barriers or signage are not breached, and diversion routes are taken whilst each section is competed. If you have any questions or would like to speak to someone about this, please call 0300 1234 222 or email us at    


Kind regards.


Lindsay Opie | PR & Communications Manager

Cormac Solutions Ltd | Cormac Contracting

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