Fifteen more jobs to go at Eden Project
Up to 15 jobs are set to be axed at the Eden Project as the charity struggles to cut its annual costs by more than £2 million.
It is the second round of jobs losses announced by the tourist destination this year, with more than 50 people made redundant in February.
A spokesman for the Eden Project said: "In common with other organisations locally and nationally, the Eden Project is having to reduce its costs further and regrettably this will result in the loss of up to 15 posts.
"Eden Project Ltd went through a major restructure earlier this year to help cut its annual costs by more than £2 million and this resulted in the loss of 53 full-time equivalent jobs.
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"All those whose jobs are likely to be affected have been informed and a 30-day consultation process has begun."
At present the project, based at a former 160-year-old china clay quarry near St Austell, has 394 full time members of staff.
The attraction has been one of the Millennium Commission's most successful projects. Since it opened in 2001 it has hosted more than 13 million visitors with estimates that it has generated more than £1.1 billion for the regional economy.
But falling visitor numbers have hit its income, with Eden suffering a loss of £1.8 million in 2010-11. Earlier this year, it applied for funding from a £100 million state reserve set aside for extreme circumstances.
In the summer, it announced it would split into two separate organisations in a bid to "strengthen" its operations.
Co-founder Sir Tim Smit stepped down from the role of chief executive to lead a new development unit, Eden Regeneration.
The agency is to focus on the creation of new "ground-breaking" projects, separate from the management of the visitor destination.