Boutique Modern warehouse, Newhaven
A development of properties in Eastbourne town centre marks the first council homes ever to be constructed using modular technology.
The complex of 12 affordable flats is being built off-site in Newhaven by a specialist modular building company and then craned into place in Langney Road.
Councillor Alan Shuttleworth, Cabinet Member for Housing, said: "It is really exciting to see a new development of affordable homes underway using highly sophisticated modular technology.
"The site is currently being prepared for the arrival of the factory-built homes in the months to come.
"New homes, rapid and efficient construction and residents on the council's housing register living in them before the end of the year, it's great news all-round."
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 will also benefit from solar energy generation.
Councillor Shuttleworth added: "Although we only have a limited number of suitable areas where we can build, we have a number of sites within the built environment where we are bringing forward new schemes for affordable housing.
"This site in Langney Road is a good example of identifying a pocket of land in part of the town centre that will benefit greatly from these innovative and high-quality affordable new homes."