Wheal Jane Group
The Wheal Jane Group consists of five interrelated businesses; Wheal Jane Ltd, Carnon Contracting, Wheal Jane Laboratory, Wheal Jane Consultancy and the South Crofty Collection. Each of our businesses can work independently or in any combination to provide a one stop shop consultancy and contracting service covering land, property and construction. The South Crofty Collection is a unique craft business producing jewellery and gifts made from Cornish tin.
Our businesses have operated for 27 years and each has become a leading and respected operator in its specialist field. Our client base includes private individuals, companies of all sizes and public sector organizations. We operate in Cornwall, Devon, throughout the South West and in many parts of the world.
Our extensive experience, expertise and knowledge covers a wide range of civil engineering, environmental and mining related disciplines, and we welcome the opportunity to work on projects large or small. Our contracting company has acquired a reputation for taking on the more complex and bespoke contracts and delivering them successfully, bringing into play specialist skills acquired during past operations in Cornish mines when required. All our businesses offer a very client-orientated personal service.
The following is a brief summary of what each business in the group does. Alternatively, click on the business logo links at the top right of this page to direct to each company’s individual web site.
Wheal Jane Ltd
Wheal Jane Ltd is the holding company and the hub of the Group. Its business is focused on the Wheal Jane site, home to all the Wheal Jane Group companies, where it manages every aspect of the site’s operation and development.
The business provides services to the mine water treatment plant operated by Veolia Ltd on behalf of the Coal Authority, and manages the storage of residue from the plant on site. It ensures that all operations and activities at Wheal Jane meet European and UK legislation and that it fulfils the planning conditions applied by Cornwall Council. The business was the first in the UK to fully comply with new EU legislation controlling facilities like Wheal Jane.
Managing the site also involves the company providing services to the growing community of Earth Science businesses operating on the site as part of the Wheal Jane Masterplan. These include electrical, mechanical, maintenance, landscaping and construction. The Wheal Jane Masterplan is an innovative post-mining project which is progressively remediating the site whilst developing the former headworks area into a specialist business cluster.
A number of renewable energy projects at varying stages of evaluation and development are progressively contributing to the sustainability of the site. In time the site and the Earth Science park could be powered and heated entirely from on-site renewable sources.