The launch of new homes in one of Cornwall’s most eagerly-anticipated developments has been met with high demand from people wanting to be one the first to reserve a property in the transformed Hayle Harbour.

More than 30% of released properties were sold at launch (March 21/22) as buyers made the most of the first opportunity to secure a home in the first phase of the North Quay scheme.

North Quay will homes, new shops and open spaces, all set within a waterside location close to Gwithian Towans beach.

Facilities have been put in place to arrange virtual appointments with the project team and make reservations by phone or video call to avoid travel.

Kevin James of agents Bradleys said: “The response has been incredible, especially in the current circumstances, and it’s clear that enthusiasm has not been dampened for this long-awaited and unique opportunity in west Cornwall’s new harbour destination.

“To have more than 30% of released properties sold at launch is an incredible achievement and we’re continuing to deal with a constant stream of calls from people who don’t want to miss out on the opportunity to own a fabulous new home in this fantastic location.”

The development is being built by Corinthian Homes (part of the Corinthian Homes Group). Work started on North Quay in January, although site operations have been temporarily suspended due to the coronavirus situation and will recommence once both Corinthian Homes and its contractors are confident a return to work can be achieved, adhering to all Government guidelines.

Once complete, North Quay will become a focal point for further phases of the regeneration and a destination in its own right, for people living and working locally or enjoying a visit to Hayle, its near neighbour St Ives and wider West Cornwall.

It will feature approximately 140 properties over 11 buildings, including 17 three-bedroom wharf style houses and one, two and three bedroom apartments, many with views over the Hayle estuary and beyond.

Phase 1 also includes the development of North Quay Square, which will host events all year round, and some 20 retail units for offices, shops and restaurants.