Celebrating new low-cost homes at Portslade

Posted on 23 June 2023

Celebrations were held recently to mark the completion of 104 shared ownership and social rented homes at Clarendon Place, Portslade.

The 104 flats overlook Shoreham Harbour and are the first to be built by Homes for Brighton & Hove, a partnership between Hyde and Brighton & Hove City Council. The homes include 55 for shared ownership and 49 for council rent. The council-rented homes are being let at truly affordable social rents to people on the council’s housing register.

The homes are highly energy-efficient that will help keep residents’ energy bills low. There’s also a car club and bicycle share scheme, and the development is close to bus stops and train stations. We’ve also made improvements to the local area, including a new pedestrian link and a green corridor.

Guy Slocombe, our Chief Investment Officer, said: “This is a fantastic example of what can be achieved when organisations who are committed to improving the lives of local people work together, as we have here as Homes for Brighton & Hove.

"Clarendon Place is not just supporting people by providing new affordable homes, its construction has created jobs through a local contractor, PMC, which is also providing apprenticeships to help people develop skills and get experience in the building industry.”

Councillor Gill Williams, Chair of the council’s Housing and New Homes Committee, said: “I’m incredibly excited to see these high quality new homes. It’s impressive to see the transformation and it’s lovely to see people really enjoying living here.

“Homes for Brighton & Hove is a great example of partnership working, allowing both organisations to pool their resources and expertise to deliver new, genuinely affordable housing for local people in the city.

“With the national housing crisis having a huge impact on people in Brighton & Hove, we desperately need these affordable homes. I’ll be delighted to see many more of them.”

Find out more about the new shared ownership homes on the Hyde New Homes website or watch the video below.