There is huge shortage of affordable housing available for local people in Cornwall. Ocean Housing has been building homes for sale and rent to local people in Cornwall since 2003. Being ‘affordable’ doesn’t mean we compromise on value and our homes are recognised for the higher quality they provide.
Our Development Managers achieve high standards in all of our new homes whilst keeping costs down to ensure they are as affordable as possible. In addition to this, we also support the Cornish economy by providing jobs and working with local suppliers and businesses wherever possible.
We place our customers at the heart of everything we do by providing a quality product with an excellent service to those who choose to buy and rent from us.
Communities are the root of our work. Whilst we always aim to develop new homes in areas of greatest housing need, we also make every effort to work with existing communities. From an early stage, we go through a consultation process to gather local views and gauge support.
Ocean Housing owns and manages over 4,000 properties in Cornwall. We developed over 800 of these homes in the last 10 years. The team has gained valuable experience in designing and developing new homes for the whole community. And it’s not just about houses either…
We also understand the importance of well-designed communal areas and consider the environment around the homes; so that people can enjoy a convenient ‘lifestyle’ within their new community. The Development team have won several highly acclaimed, national awards recognising the work we have done.
Ocean Housing recognises that the purchase of a home is the biggest and most important investment that most people make. We therefore believe that it’s vitally important that we build well, and in a way that works for our customers and for the future.
Our award-winning scheme at Mevagissey was built to Code for Sustainable Homes level 3 and included the following features;
- Compact building form and high insulation properties achieving U-values of 0.24W/m2.K and 0.14W/m2.K for external walls and roof respectively.
- Air source heat pump systems allowing for low cost reliable heating solutions for residents.
- Building management system provides monitoring for individual heating and water usage to further promote residents’ awareness of their carbon footprint and bills with assistance offered to high users.
- Contractors adhered to the SMART Waste Plan to manage and minimise waste during construction. This allowed for 87% of the 1,505m³ produced waste to be diverted from landfill.
Award winning schemes
As well as providing great places to live Ocean’s high quality developments have been recognised both regionally and nationally.
In 2015, Ocean were delighted when Roberts Close in Mevagissey won the South West RICS Best Residential Development Award recognising the important role of providing homes for local people in the popular fishing community.
In 2012 Prince Charles House; Ocean’s flagship scheme for older persons won the prestigious Sunday Times British Homes Awards 2012 for the Age-Restricted Development category.