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Building towards a net zero carbon future for Cornwall

With sustainability at our core, we are a mixed use developer with the sole aim of supporting the people of Cornwall, delivering new homes, communities and commercial development for one and all.

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Created to be different and with a clear mission

Treveth, Cornish for ‘Homestead’, are no ordinary developer.

We have been created by Cornwall Council with a clear mission to create new open market homes (both to rent and buy), sustainable communities and commercial developments, all of which benefit people who live and work in Cornwall.

Sustainability is at the core of everything we do, and we’re proud to be different:

  • We take the environment we build in seriously
  • Our homes to buy and rent are generally bigger, and developed to a lower density, than other developments
  • We prioritise local people when renting our properties
  • Our standard tenancies are for three years, helping families put down roots in their communities
  • The profit we make goes back to Cornwall Council to spend on services that benefit wider Cornwall

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Our homes

We’re taking a lead in building sustainability into every aspect of our developments and Treveth is proud to be part of the RIBA 2030 Climate Challenge.

In setting out our ambition to provide homes that achieve net zero carbon emissions, we have developed a suite of modern, but distinctively Cornish, homes suited to the local climate.

Fossil fuel-free heating means Treveth’s homes already meet key targets within the 2025 Future Homes Standard and our fabric performance and upgraded insulation exceeds current building regulations and enhanced targets proposed for 2021.

Features such as solar PV and sustainable heat sources, including air source heat pumps, help contribute to this overall low energy strategy and lower running costs, also helping tackle fuel poverty.

We are also thinking big when it comes to tackling whole-life carbon, developing a strategy that embraces innovative methods of construction, on- and off-site renewables and the use of energy storage systems.

Landscape leads our masterplanning and we include a number principles from Building with Nature,  biodiversity net gain, edible landscapes and sustainable drainage, whenever possible.

All our homes are designed to be accessible and adaptable; with home-working provision; and with access to improved local connections, particularly for walking and cycling, to create well connected neighbourhoods that encourage healthy living.

Our developments

Treveth’s first newbuild scheme, the 46-home Maudlin Farm site, in Liskeard, signalled the start of a housebuilding programme that will have sustainability at its heart for years to come and over the next three years will deliver over 600 high quality homes to rent or buy in communities across Cornwall.

The average Treveth development currently provides up to 50% of the homes for private rent, on secure three-year tenancies as standard, the local plan allocation percentage of affordable homes and the balance for market sale.

Upcoming projects include sites at Bodmin, Newquay, Launceston and Tolgus near Redruth, with more to follow as Treveth looks to create a long-term, sustainable pipeline of activity county-wide.

As well as new-build, Treveth is assembling a significant portfolio including acquiring two completed Cornwall Council new-build schemes, at Tolvaddon and Bodmin, comprising 72 homes, and a 28-apartment private rental scheme, Tregover, in Newquay.

Treveth is always looking for residential and commercial development opportunities in Cornwall that fit its values and objectives.

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