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Gwel Basset, Tolgus, Redruth

A development of 185 new homes comprising a mix of one, two, three and four bedroomed houses on land opposite Redruth School. Gwel Basset means ‘Basset View’ and the development looks towards Carn Brea and the famous Basset monument.

There will be 90 homes for private rent, 22 for open market sale, 26 affordable rented and 12 shared ownership properties.

There will also be 35 homes on the scheme that will be provided by Cornwall Council. These will be a mixture of tenures.

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Sustainable Living

At Treveth we’re taking the lead when it comes to delivering low carbon development and showing that it is possible to build net zero ready homes in volume. And Gwel Bassett is one the largest residential projects in the UK designed to achieve challenging carbon emissions targets set for 2030.

Treveth has worked hard to design carbon out of its new homes. Measures include:

  • No fossil fuel heating
  • Using renewable energy sources as standard like air source heat pumps and solar panels
  • Using low energy LED lighting throughout
  • Using timber frames from certified sustainable sources
  • Using Cornish air-cured concrete blocks made with secondary aggregate
  • Using more insulation in floors, walls and roofs

Our neighbourhoods are also designed with healthy and sustainable lifestyles in mind, with good provision for cycle storage in homes and connections to local walking, cycling and public transport routes.

Treveth is also creating biodiverse landscapes with features including green public spaces, ‘edible planting’ and allotments for growing food.

Ideally located

Gwel Basset is ideally located in Tolgus, on the western edge of Redruth and with impressive views towards the famous Basset Monument atop the dramatic 700ft outcrop of Carn Brea.

Formerly the centre of Cornwall’s tin mining industry, Redruth has a rich history and is a busy, diverse town, with access to schools, restaurants, cafes, pubs, shops and leisure centre as a well as craft and cultural activities. The nearby free Heartlands visitor attraction is hugely popular with families and offers 19 acres of green space, exhibitions, play areas and all-weather entertainment options.

Together with Camborne, the towns act as a gateway to the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site and the areas are well placed for leisure and commuting, with Tolgus just 10 miles from Truro and four miles from Cornwall’s stunning north coast.

About Treveth

Treveth is building high quality Cornish homes, available to rent or buy, at locations across Cornwall.

We are a developer with a difference; a partnership business set up by Cornwall Council to create sustainable growth and investment In Cornwall and to drive positive change in the local housing market, especially in the private rented sector.

We prioritise local people when selling and renting out properties and our standard three-year tenancies offer long term security to our residents.

And we take care of our residents through long term stewardship and responsive management of our homes and estates.

Our homes

Distinctively Cornish and built to the highest standards, every Treveth home is designed to embrace family life and put you at the heart of a welcoming and sustainable community.

All Treveth homes meet or exceed the Nationally Described Space Standards (NDSS) for all tenures and are designed to be accessible and adaptable.

Fossil fuel-free heating, upgraded insulation, features such as solar panels and sustainable heat sources, including air source heat pumps, contribute to an overall low energy strategy and lower running costs.

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