15 June 2020
An increase in homeworking, both now and likely into the future, means many more people are looking to relocate to Cornwall, according to latest research from property website Rightmove.
The company says the recent reopening of the housing market has released pent up demand which has seen visits to its website soar.
Cornwall, with it’s beautiful scenery, open spaces and lifestyle benefits, has seen one of the biggest jumps in buyer interest, along with Devon, Bournemouth and some areas in the North of England. Rightmove searches in the TR postcode area, which includes Hayle, are up by 20 per cent compared to last year.
It is confirmation of a trend that has already been seen locally, according to Kevin James, New Property and Land Director at Bradleys Estate Agents, who is leading the sales team North Quay.
Kevin said: “We have definitely seen an increase in enquiries as people look at getting out of cities and start to think about location, work-life balance and working arrangements post-Covid. What is striking is the number if people getting in touch who said they had no thoughts about moving prior to the lockdown.
“For many, the pandemic has seen homeworking and the use of online technology become the norm and that seems likely to continue at least in part going forward, not only because of workplace restrictions but also because the last three months have shown us all what is possible.
“So, for those that are looking afresh at their working arrangements and who may be planning to, say, just go into the office for one or two days a week, then being able to live and work from here has become possible and hugely attractive.
“North Quay and the wider regeneration of Hayle Harbour is a fantastic example of what is available, with modern, well connected homes in a stunning coastal location offering an amazing balance and quality of life.”
For anyone looking for their dream home in Cornwall, North Quay offers one, two & three bed apartments & three bed townhouses in a spectacular coastal location just yards from some of Cornwall’s most magnificent beaches.
The area is being transformed into an exciting and vibrant new coastal destination as part of the regeneration of Hayle Harbour, which has long been seen as an important project in stimulating and sustaining economic growth in the town and West Cornwall.
Work got under way earlier this year on the scheme which will feature beautifully designed homes, new shops and open spaces, all set within a stunning waterside location just yards from the magnificent Hayle Towans Beaches.
The scheme, which is being developed by Corinthian Homes (part of the Corinthian Homes Group) and designed by internationally renowned architects and urban designers Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, has already won a shortlisting in the project category in the prestigious Housing Design Awards 2020.
Once complete, North Quay will become a focal point for further phases of the regeneration and a destination in its own right, for people living and working locally or enjoying a visit to Hayle, its near neighbour St Ives and wider West Cornwall.
North Quay is set amongst the striking scenery of the Hayle Estuary and within the boundaries of the Hayle Conservation Area and The UNESCO World Heritage Site for Cornwall and Devon.
It will feature approximately 140 properties over 11 buildings, including 17 three bedroom wharf style houses and one, two and three bedroom apartments, many with views over the Hayle estuary and beyond.
Phase 1 also includes the development of North Quay Square, which will host events all year round, and some 20 retail units for offices, shops and restaurants, creating a bustling café culture.
Public access to the beach will be maintained for all to enjoy and there will also be new car parking facilities at North Quay, a variety of attractive and well-connected pedestrian-friendly streets and seating areas incorporated into key locations along the wharf.