First look at new Portslade affordable homes

Posted on 15 February 2023

Brighton and Hove Councillors recently joined the Hyde Group for a tour of the newly completed low-cost homes in Portslade.

The 104 homes for rent through the council and shared ownership managed by Hyde have been built by PMC Construction for Homes for Brighton & Hove, a partnership between the council and affordable housing provider, Hyde.

Speaking during the visit Councillor David Gibson, co-chair of Brighton & Hove City Council’s Housing Committee said: “It’s fantastic to see the first of the Homes for Brighton & Hove developments nearing completion.

“The Portslade development includes 49 new council-rented homes, with another 127 on the way later this year in the Homes for Brighton & Hove development in Coldean.

“We’re proud in Brighton & Hove to have one of the most ambitious programmes of building new council homes in the country, and our partnership with Hyde is an important part of our work to increase the supply of affordable homes in the city.”

“I am particularly delighted that thanks to the reorientation of the joint venture the council will not only be getting these 49 new homes, but also that they will be let at truly affordable social rents.”

Mark Docherty, Sales and Marketing Director at Hyde said: “We’re really proud of what we’ve achieved here in Portslade. These one, two and three-bedroom flats are very energy efficient which will help keep bills low for customers and that’s really important for everyone right now. We are also delighted that the homes will be ready ahead of schedule, providing much needed low-cost homes for local people in the city.”

The 100% affordable development has helped create around 60 new jobs for local people as well as apprenticeships and work placements on the site. There have also been improvements to the local area including a new pedestrian link and green corridor. There will also be a car club and bicycle share scheme for residents.

Homes for Brighton & Hove is also building 242 affordable homes in Coldean, which are due to be completed in autumn this year.

Find out more about St James Square, Portslade.