First residents move into their new Brighton homes

Posted on 29 January 2024

The first residents have begun moving into their homes on the latest scheme to be delivered by Homes for Brighton & Hove, our partnership with Brighton & Hove City Council.

The 242 homes at Denman Place, off Coldean Lane, in Brighton, include 127 homes for council rent, including one wheelchair accessible home. These are being let to people in housing need on the city’s housing register. Additionally, 113 shared ownership homes and two rented wheelchair accessible homes will be available through Hyde.

The homes are being handed over in phases, with the scheme due to be fully completed in the spring. All the homes are designed to be highly energy efficient, which will help keep energy bills low for residents.

Residents will also benefit from a number of sustainable travel incentives, including subsidised bus and rail travel, vouchers to buy bicycles from a local shop, free membership of, and credit for, Enterprise Car Club for two years, membership and credit to use the city’s Beryl bike share scheme and free bikeability training.

Trees, shrubs and wildflowers are being planted as part of landscaping work around the new buildings, to provide attractive communal areas and encourage wildlife. Bat boxes are also being installed.

A woodland area is being created, with native shrubs including hawthorn, field maple, hazel and holly. Oak and beech trees and disease-resistant elms are also being planted.

Steven Morrice, Hyde Development and Sales Director, said: “It’s been great welcoming the first residents to this fantastic development. It’s clear from the people we’ve spoken to, just what it means for them to have a new home.

“We’re delighted that our partnership with the council is continuing to help change the lives of hundreds of people living in Brighton & Hove.”

Councillor Gill Williams, Chair of the Council’s Housing and New Homes Committee, added: “Increasing the supply of affordable housing in the city is a top priority and it’s exciting to see this development of much needed high-quality homes nearing completion. It’s providing the biggest single boost in council housing in recent years.

“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.”

Homes for Brighton & Hove was set up to provide much needed low-cost homes for people in the city. The partnership’s first project was completed at Clarendon Place in Portslade last year, providing 104 new homes.