Posted on 03 August 2017
Strategic Housing Partnership visit to Hove regeneration scheme
The Brighton and Hove Strategic Housing Partnership (SHP) has been to see progress on our latest regeneration project at Newtown Road in Hove.
Following construction of the basement car park and completion of enabling works on site in May 2017, the concrete frame for the building is now underway with building work expected to be fully completed in Summer 2018.
The project is transforming a former industrial site to provide a mix of new homes and jobs. The scheme will deliver 65 new homes overall of which 40% will be affordable homes for a mix of rent and shared ownership. The development also includes new commercial space, which has been pre-sold to a professional services business, creating approximately 12 full time jobs.
The scheme is a potential catalyst for the wider regeneration of the area, with a number of major redevelopments around Hove station currently being discussed.
The Strategic Housing Partnership (SHP) stated aims are to improve housing, access to housing, and support to maintain the independence of vulnerable residents within Brighton & Hove.
Tom Shaw, Hyde Development Director (South) said: “There is a shortage of good quality and affordable homes in Brighton & Hove. This scheme at Newtown Road in Hove will provide 26 affordable homes for a mix of rent and shared ownership for residents of the city. Our ambitious partnership with the City Council to build 1,000 new affordable homes in the area over the next 5 years will provide more great quality homes at affordable prices for local people.”
Cllr Anne Meadows said: “It has been excellent to see the progress of construction on site as work continues transforming this brownfield site into new homes. The scheme also meets the council’s top target to provide 40% affordable housing, including rented homes, for low income households in the city. The goal of our Strategic Housing Partnership is to improve housing and access to housing, and support vulnerable residents within the city.”