Exciting plans for the future of Porthleven Shipyard are to be revealed next week at a public meeting with Trevor Osborne.

The industrial units in the shipyard are to become vacant at the end of this year, with the tenants moving to new, purpose-built facilities in Tolponds Road.

As such, the Harbour and Dock Company has been considering how to use the space - and now wants to consult with residents and wider community before applying for planning permission.

The ideas will be revealed at a two-hour drop-in session taking place at Kota Kai Restaurant, on the Harbour Head, between 5pm and 7pm next Tuesday, January 28.

A company spokesperson said: "The Harbour and Dock Company have been considering how the resulting vacant space within the Shipyard can be used to improve the economic, cultural and environmental conditions in Porthleven and would like to share their proposals and invite comments from residents and visitors, before finalising the proposals and submitting a planning application."

The shipyard is already going to be the home of the new Innovation Building, which received planning permission in October 2018.

This will include an office and light industrial spaces on the ground floor, with new public toilets and a shower room, access by a new integrated bus shelter.

The first floor will mainly be open plan workspace and studios, and will have a viewing platform to look across the harbour, while a circular section of the building will house an open plan creative workspace available to individuals to work alongside other digital business users.

The rectangular two-storey building to the rear will be available to small companies looking for undivided work space appropriate to their needs, but with the opportunity to expand.

The Harbour and Dock Company hopes to begin building work on the project in September.