Low carbon homes site launched


A new build development in Tolgus, Redruth, has been officially launched.

The Mayor of Redruth joined Cornwall Council chief executive Kate Kennally and Cornish developer Treveth to celebrate the official opening of the landmark new homes scheme, Gwel Basset.

All 185 homes at Gwel Bassett have been designed by Treveth to meet challenging operational energy saving targets set by the industry for 2030. Research from the smart energy and sustainability team at Hydrock has revealed homes at Gwel Basset will use up to 73% less energy a year compared to an average three bedroom house in the UK.

Treveth MD, Tim Mulholland, said: “We were pleased to welcome the Mayor of Redruth and Kate Kennally along with local Councillors to launch Gwel Basset.

“This is a real milestone as it is our first residential scheme which is being delivered under our own design and sustainability manual.  With these bespoke modern, distinctively Cornish, homes designed to suit to the local climate, we’ve taken the lead in advancing low carbon design and technologies, tackling fuel poverty and encouraging sustainable living.”