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Blakesley Estates – Property Developers – Brighton

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Copper Estuary, Hayle


70 Units – 67 Apartments & 3 Houses


October 2024




Copper Estuary is a stunning collection of contemporary 1 and 2 bedroom apartments and modern town houses in Hayle, Cornwall

Copper Estuary overlooks the stunning Hayle Estuary and the expansive sandy beaches are only a short distance away. The beautiful beaches are perfect for water sports, surfing, walking and wildlife spotting.

The development has been thoughtfully designed to incorporate the site’s rich historic past. Once a foundry, the site played a key role in the expansion of Hayle. The charming harbour town with three miles of golden sands boasts natural beauty and rich history.

All properties benefit from an allocated parking space, choice of bespoke kitchens, integrated appliances, choice of carpets and built in wardrobes. The townhouses further benefit from underfloor heating to the ground floor and level rear gardens laid to patio and lawn.

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Key Features

  • Spacious living
  • Underfloor heating
  • Short distance to expansive sandy beaches
  • Views across the estuary
  • Close to local amenities
  • Allocated parking

BROCHURE - Copper Estuary - Hayle - with FAQs - Feb 2024
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Site Plan - Copper Estuary
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Specification - Copper Estuary
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During the mining boom, Hayle had two of the three largest mine engine foundries in the world (Harvey’s 1779-1903 and Copperhouse 1820-1869). Copperhouse was so named as it was the site of the copper smelters for the mines in the area. The Cornish Copper Company established this site in 1758. Copper ore from Cornwall was then shipped to South Wales.

The first major development at Hayle was the construction of the quay by John ‘Merchant’ Curnow in the 1740’s to service the mining industry. In 1758 the Cornish Copper Company moved from Camborne and set up a copper smelter at Ventonleague (Copperhouse Creek) and a canal was dug to bring vessels right up to the works.
The smelting process generated large amounts of waste. The copper slag was cast into large heavy dark bricks called locally ‘Scoria Blocks’ which were used as a building material in the town and can be seen today in many buildings. The blocks were sold at 9d (about 3p) for 20 and given free to employees of the Cornish Copper Company to build their own houses.

Copperhouse Pool was later modified to serve as a tidal reservoir to allow ships to travel up as far as the dock, and to flush or sluice the channel to keep it clear of sand and silt. As the mining boom folded in Cornwall, the engineering works and Foundry were closed in 1903 though the company continued to trade as general and builders merchant, eventually merging with UBM to become Harvey-UBM in 1969. Despite the demolition of much of Copperhouse Foundry and of Harvey’s, much of the historic industrial town and port of Hayle is still largely intact.

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