Work has started on 19 apartments at the Southfields Road development in Eastbourne.

Duncan Tibbitts, Associate Director at Gradient Consultants Ltd, has given this update online: “We held our first project progress meeting today for the Southfields Road development in Eastbourne.

The project is to develop a car park, creating a new affordable housing development comprising 19 one and two bedroom apartments, including two bedroom wheelchair accessible apartments. There will also be a cycle store on the ground floor for 38 bicycles.

The scheme has been designed with a ‘fabric first’ approach, and will feature mainly brick elevations with metallic cladding panels, and a green roof with PV panels.

So far, the site has been cleared, the pile foundations have been constructed and the existing car park macadam is being removed.

TRINITY HOMES (UK) LIMITED are the main contractor and doing a great job so far.

Gradient Consultants Ltd are appointed as employers agent, clerk of works and CDM principal designer.”