Work begins on new affordable homes in Newhaven

Thakeham and Optivo celebrated the start of work on 74 affordable homes in Newhaven, East Sussex.

Newhaven groundbreaking ceremony

The groundbreaking ceremony officially marked the first phase of the exciting regeneration project. During the ceremony, we toured the site with local councillors and Optivo representatives, while having valuable discussions and taking a moment to imagine what the site will look like in the near future.

The development will feature a range of one, two and three-bedroom apartments for affordable rent built at Clifton Road in Newhaven.

Tristan Robinson, Head of External Affairs at Thakeham, said:

It was a pleasure to be joined by local councillors as we begin the creation of another new community for Optivo. Housing investment is an important part of creating better places to live and work. As a locally-based community creator, Thakeham is perfectly placed to help meet the housing needs of local people in East Sussex. Our work for Optivo here in Newhaven will support the local vision to support sustainable growth; create high-quality affordable housing whilst reducing the amount of carbon released into the environment.

Thakeham previously worked with Optivo in October 2020 to create 40 affordable homes in Ticehurst, East Sussex.

Celebrating the future community

At Thakeham, Community, Quality, Environment, Partnerships and People are at the heart of everything we do. We are proud to take the time to celebrate each milestone on our sites with those involved. We can’t wait to come back together to celebrate the next milestone for the Newhaven site.

Bunmi Atta, Director of Construction at Optivo, said:

We’ve a proud history of helping people with housing needs and we’re excited to have reached this early milestone. We’re continuing to invest in new homes in East Sussex and doing our bit to tackle the housing crisis. It’s great to see progress being made at Clifton Road, Newhaven, and we look forward to giving more residents the keys to their new home in the future.

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