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The grand launch of Trevu!
The site that was once home to the world-renowned Holman’s Foundry, has been officially opened as a development of new homes for local people.
Local MP George Eustice had the honour of cutting the ribbon for Coastline Housing, the local landlord behind the development of the much-needed homes on Trevu Road in Camborne.
Mr Eustice was accompanied by the Mayor of Camborne, Cllr Jean Charman, Cllr Mark Kaczmarek and Dr John Lander, Chair of Coastline Housing, who all spoke at the opening ceremony for ‘Trevithick View’.
Trevithick View was originally occupied by the Holman Brothers for nearly 200 years from 1801, after which it was disused and becoming derelict. Now, after a four year renovation and construction project, 56 new homes for local people have emerged in place of the former industrial buildings.
The scheme, costing £8.4million in total, is an excellent example of partnership working, with funding secured from the Homes and Communities Agency, Cornwall Council and the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Robert Nettleton, Chief Executive of Coastline Housing, stated: “This has been much more than just a development scheme for Coastline. It has been about the regeneration of a world heritage site in the heart of Camborne that had been derelict and decaying for almost 15 years. The transformation has created much needed homes, a sustainable community, and is a shining example of what can be achieved by the close working and determination of organisations.”
The properties are a mix of homes for rent and shared ownership (part-buy, part-rent), allowing people who might not otherwise be able to afford to buy a house to get a foot on the housing ladder.
The industrial significance of this site posed special problems during the development, requiring consultation with the National Heritage Memorial Fund, English Heritage, the Heritage Lottery Fund and Unesco World Heritage, in addition to Camborne Regeneration Forum, the Camborne Pool Redruth Regeneration Company and the Camborne, Roskear, Tuckingmill Townscape Heritage Initiative.
Coastline will continue to work with its constructor partner, Mansells, to restore the former Public Assembly Rooms adjacent to the current site. This development will provide a further 18 fully accessible flats for local people, including 2 wheelchair flats.
The full suite of photos from the launch can now be found on our Facebook page - visit www.facebook.com/coastlinehousing