Morgan Sindall has delivered affordable housing in Hangleton ahead of schedule, as part of Brighton & Hove City Council’s ‘New Homes for Neighbourhood’ programme
Located on Buckley Close, the development provides much-needed affordable council housing in the area, while also giving residents high-quality homes with modern living space.
Consisting of three, two-storey blocks, the new homes will be among the first tranche of properties advertised under Brighton & Hove City Council’s lettings scheme since the start of the Covid-19 lockdown.
The development of one and two-bedroom homes have a contemporary feel, along with welcoming amenity space including gardens for the ground floor properties and Juliet balconies on the upper floors, as well as car parking space and cycle storage.
This exciting development includes a fully wheelchair accessible flat with a level access shower, adjustable kitchen and wheelchair storage space.
Tenants moving into the new energy-efficient homes will benefit from reduced energy bills all year round thanks to solar panels fitted to the roof as part of the SOLARISE Project, funded by the EU Interreg 2 Seas programme. This important pilot project demonstrates an innovative sub-metering system which can be used in future developments.
The new development it also providing homes for local wildlife. Bat boxes, sparrow terraces and starling boxes have been included on the flats, along with nest boxes on nearby trees.
Making good use of council-owned sites
Guy Hannell, area director for Morgan Sindall, said: “These new homes mark the beginning of an exciting journey for Brighton & Hove City Council as it restarts its lettings scheme to ensure even more people in Hangleton can access high-quality, sustainable living.
“We’re delighted to have completed construction work ahead of schedule and this achievement is a testament to the close partnership we have developed with Brighton & Hove City Council’s team to deliver their ambitious vision for the future of council renting in the region.”
Councillor Gill Williams, Brighton & Hove City Council’s chair of housing, said: “It’s great to see these new flats advertised and I look forward to welcoming the tenants to their new homes.
“We’re making good use of council-owned sites, like these, to build extra homes wherever we can.
“I appreciate building work does cause disruption and I’d like to thank residents for their patience during construction. Every new council home makes a vital difference.”
Councillor David Gibson, Brighton & Hove City Council’s opposition joint spokesperson for housing, said: “As part of our work with the Labour Council, we are pushing to deliver an additional 800 council homes in our city, agreed as part of a joint housing and homelessness plan drawn up last year.
“Greens are therefore pleased to see more new, good quality council housing become available. Since the plan was agreed, already we have achieved more than two additional homes for every one lost under the right to buy.
“Working cross-party, we are making ever faster progress towards our target, and it’s good to see new, more energy-efficient council homes being completed in our city.
“It is good to see that solar panels are also being installed – these will reduce tenants’ bills and help avoid putting more toxic emissions into the atmosphere.”