Homes reach topping out milestone


Building work on 46 new homes for local people in Liskeard has reached a major milestone with a topping out ceremony carried out on site.

The Maudlin Farm scheme on land south of Lake Lane on the eastern side of the town is being developed by Treveth, the partnership company set up by Cornwall Council to deliver new homes and commercial development to benefit people who live and work in Cornwall.

It will feature 35 homes for private rent and 11 affordable homes, including seven affordable rent and four shared ownership properties, available from spring 2022. Construction is being carried out by Mi-space, part of the Midas Group, who got work under way on the project in March 2021.

With the first phase of properties at Maudlin Farm now complete to roof level, the topping out celebrated in traditional fashion the scheme reaching the high point in its construction.

Treveth prioritises local people first when renting its properties, with its developments aimed at households who have local links either through residency, employment or close family.

Treveth MD Tim Mullholland said: “This was our first scheme to start on site in March and it’s great to see progress on these much-needed homes for local people. Since then, we have started to build 100 homes in Bodmin and 185 at Tolgus near Redruth, and have planning permission for more than 600 homes over the next three years, all aimed at people living and working in Cornwall.”

Olly Monk, portfolio holder for housing and planning on Cornwall Council, added: “We want to ensure that any homes we build, and can help influence to build, are built for Cornish residents.

“The Council’s partnership with Treveth will bring a mix of homes to the market from private rent to  affordable housing, which will help address local need and provide homes for local people. It is great to see progress on the development at Maudlin Farm – land within a residential area which has sat empty for several years and which next year, will provide homes for 46 local households.”