Selected to build affordable homes in Petworth

Thakeham are delighted to be working with new partner Aster Group to build 34 new affordable homes in Rotherlea, Petworth. This development will bring much-needed affordable housing to the heart of the South Downs National Park, West Sussex.

34 new affordable homes

Thakeham has been appointed by Aster Group to build 34 new affordable homes in Petworth. This is the first project that Thakeham have worked on for the Southern England-based housing association.

Work is expected to begin on site in November 2022, with completion in May 2024.

100% affordable housing

Thakeham are proud to announce that the development will deliver 100% affordable housing, building a mixture of rented and shared ownership homes. Working with Aster Group, this scheme will meet much needed affordable housing targets for the planning authority, South Downs National Park.

Rob Boughton, CEO of Thakeham, said:

“As in many parts of the country, demand for affordable housing in the South Downs National Park outstrips supply. We are pleased our first work for Aster Group will help to improve the local need for new homes.

Prioritising Sustainability

The proposed timber frame homes at Petworth are designed to be highly energy efficient, equipped with many features to minimise their environmental impact. The community that is built here will benefit from high quality housing that lowers energy bills, leaving more money in the residents pockets.

Amanda Williams, Aster Group chief investment officer, said:

This is the first time we’ve worked with Thakeham and we’re looking forward to collaboratively bringing some much-needed affordable homes to Petworth. This is a much sought-after area to live in which naturally drives both purchase and rental prices up, so it’s great to be able to deliver affordable homes for local residents so they can stay in the area they love, close to family and friends.

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