New affordable homes near completion at Newhaven

Construction work to create 74 new affordable homes at Clifton Road, Newhaven, continues to progress.

Southern Housing and contractor Thakeham are delivering a range of one, two and three-bedroom apartments for affordable rent, with a commercial space on the ground floor.

Members from Thakeham and Southern Housing gathered in late January at Newhaven, Clitfton Road to recognise the collaborative effort of everyone involved in the project which signifies another step towards making this thriving new community a reality.


Newhaven Topping Out Ceremony

Bunmi Atta, Director of Construction at Southern Housing, said:

We’ve a proud history of delivering high quality homes across East Sussex and we want to extend our strong ties with the local community. This development will deliver much-needed homes to the area and it’s been great to see the fantastic progress being made. I look forward to returning to the site at the end of this year to see the homes completed and meeting residents when they’ve received their keys to move in.

Newhaven Topping Out Ceremony

The site at Clifton Road was an Optivo development, before Optivo and Southern Housing Group merged to form Southern Housing in December 2022.

The organisation purchased land at Clifton Road in March 2021 with the help of Homes England Strategic Partnership grant, simultaneously exchanging contracts with Thakeham to deliver the homes and commercial space.

The development is split into two blocks. The front of the building has been designed to mirror the terraced houses on the street. It’s situated close to the River Ouse, with upper apartments being given a great view of surrounding countryside and out into the port of Newhaven.

Julian Rooney, Chief Strategy Officer at Thakeham, said:

As we enter the final phase of construction at Newhaven, it’s clear that Thakeham’s partnership with Southern Housing has produced some fantastic results. It is our sincere hope that these high-quality, affordable homes will make a real difference to the local community. Thank you to all involved for their hard work delivering the development to the high standard we demand and we look forward to seeing this new community thrive once construction is completed.

Newhaven Topping Out Ceremony


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