The first phase of Gilbury Hill in Lostwithiel, Cornwall, consisted of 32 quality homes, and leads directly off Castle Hill Road. The name was chosen by the people of Lostwithiel following nominations from school children and a competition in The Cornish Guardian newspaper.
The development commenced in July 2012 and was completed in April 2014. It is comprised of 16 affordable dwellings and 16 open market dwellings with associated parking and access road. We worked successfully in close partnership with Lostwithiel Town Council and Cornwall Council to deliver this prestigious development and to identify local people who were eligible for the affordable dwellings, all of which were allocated very early on.
Much care was taken in the design of both the open-market and the affordable properties and all were constructed to the same high standards, and included economical energy systems such as under-floor heating served by air source heat pumps, which offer significant financial savings, and produce heating and hot water all year round. Other green aspects of the development included the installation of low energy internal lights as well as all houses being built to sustainable code level 3 to reduce the development’s carbon footprint and keep running costs low for years to come.
In May 2014 Gilbury Hill was awarded “Residential Project of the Year 40 Units and Under” in the Michelmores’ Western Morning News Property Awards, the region’s premier property competition, showcasing the very best in West Country property projects, buildings and firms.