We’re slowly moving towards our first ever Custom Build project in the UK. In fact, it’s one of the Homes and Communities Agency’s (HCA) biggest custom build projects and is set up by government to boost house-building by unlocking a wave of new homes designed and built by their owners.
‘Custom Build’ (based on the Dutch model of Homeruskwartier, in Almere) offers people a more accessible route onto the housing ladder whilst providing an opportunity for people to design the home of their dreams.
We’re one of six ‘home manufacturers’ selected by joint venture developer Carillion Igloo to build 54 made-to-order houses at the site in Cornwall. All plots will cost around £50,000, irrespective of whether the custom builder is intending to develop a two, three or four-bedroom home.
Heartlands is fantastic. It’s a free visitor attraction and World Heritage Site Gateway in Cornwall. Nestled just off the A30 in Pool, near Redruth in the former mining heart of Cornwall, there are 19 acres of eclectic fun to explore. State-of-the-art exhibitions, climb-on sculptures, gardens of real diversity, a giant adventure playscape for kids designed by LUC – the best we’ve ever seen! (pictured above), art and craft studios and a unique café in the old carpenter’s workshop.
The developers together with their property agents Humberts are currently looking for pioneers! We’re offering our “urban dwelle.ing” which is available in a wide variety of customisable options. We also now have a flat roof version (with an optional roof terrace – perfect for views across Heartlands). Details coming soon.
The project will start on site in 2016.