A new development of 12 affordable homes were officially opened this week in Langney Road.

In a first for Eastbourne Borough Council, the high-quality homes are constructed using modular technology.  

The complex of 12 flats was built off-site in Newhaven by a specialist modular building company, Boutique Modern, and transported to the site in Langney Road where they were fixed into place using a crane.

Councillor Alan Shuttleworth, Cabinet Member for Housing at Eastbourne Borough Council, said:

“I’m thrilled to see these new homes completed and to such a high standard, they look absolutely fantastic.

“Our Aspiration Homes partnership is making new homes a reality for residents on the housing register, so more local families have a town centre home to look forward to.

“Additionally, we are finalising arrangements with a number of keyworkers to move in on reduced rents, an initiative we will look to repeat at other developments we have in the pipeline.”

The design utilises Boutique Modern’s standard fabric first approach, maximising energy performance within each apartment through airtight construction and super insulation. The housing scheme also benefits from solar energy generation.