Kew Breanek, St Agnes, Cornwall
Ocean Housing Limited
Ocean Design Services
Gilbert & Goode Ltd (Part of the Ocean Housing Group)
29 February 2012
Number of properties
Number for rent
Number for shared ownership
The site is located off Penwinnick Road (B3277) in St Agnes, Cornwall, and is adjacent to the successful Phase 1 development at Miners Way, St Agnes.The site was a disused field which was owned by Ocean Housing with an area of 8160m² or 0.816 of a hectare.Most of the boundaries are Cornish hedges which have been retained within the development.To the north of the site is a swale which was introduced as part of the Phase 1 Miners Way development.A stream runs through the eastern end of the site with an associated area of wetland and open parkland which has pathways, benches and has been planted with meadowgrass.
St Agnes is a historic Cornish village on the north coast of Cornwall, facing the Atlantic Ocean.It is within the Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape World Heritage site, which comprises a series of diverse landscape areas that contain a distinctive and recurring pattern of buildings, monuments and sites.The properties have been designed to reflect both this and the character of St Agnes, being influenced by the building types within the village with a mixture of stone and render facades.Buildings facing Penwinnick Road reflect the stone buildings in Phase 1.
Kew Breanek consists of 24 properties, 12 of which are for rent and 12 for shared ownership. The properties are a mixture of standard house types and bespoke houses in a terrace, detached and semi detached layout.
- 7 bespoke 3 bed houses
- 4 bespoke 4 bed houses
- 3 bespoke 2 bed houses
- 3 standard 3 bed houses
- 4 standard 2 bed houses
- 1 coach house
- 2 standard 2 bed flats
The scheme has been developed to meet and provide:
- The Code for Sustainable Homes Level 3
- Secure by Design accreditation
- Timber frames
- Heating by means of air source heat pumps
- 2 parking spaces per property
- Cycle storage within a lockable shed
- Recycling bins
- 1 refuse bin for normal waste
- 3 recycling bins
- 1 compost facility
- Rotary clothes drier
The design of the development includes streets, squares, and open spaces with houses facing the square having parking under the building contained within double access garage doors.The open squares are a reflection of the two open squares within the village of St Agnes.
Pedestrian and cycle access has been a priority and there are footpaths and pavements into Phase 1, the village and for future connection into the adjacent site which is due to be developed subject to planning by Taylor Wimpey.