The 240 tonnes of steelwork that will form the frame for the £12 million Pool Innovation Centre is being put up.

Work on the steel frame started earlier this month and will take six weeks to complete. This will give people their first view of the scale of the centre, which is two storeys high on the road side and three storeys high on the side next to Cornwall College.

Nigel Tipple, chief executive of CPR Regeneration said: “This is the start of the many projects planned to help develop Pool into a place where people can and will want to set up new innovative businesses.

"The Pool Innovation Centre will help to change the perception of the area and support the regeneration of Pool around the planned Heartlands Park into a vibrant place with better services and more amenities for local people.”

The centre will help new businesses start up and provide advice for existing businesses on how to develop.