Twelve local families have recently moved into Wealden’s new council housing development on London Road, Hailsham
The new homes, designed by Churchill Hui architects, boast a fresh contemporary approach to traditional design, and feature zinc standing seam roofs echoing the site’s industrial past.
The properties, which have been built by Eastbourne-based contractor Trinity Homes, offer a range of one, two and three-bedroom accommodation, all with private outside space in the form of secluded gardens or large, south facing balconies. Taking a fabric-first approach, the buildings make the most of the materials used in their construction, increasing efficiency and reducing energy consumption. The homes incorporate high levels of insulation which will help keep running costs down and further increase the affordability of these homes. Locally-sourced material and labour have been used where ever possible.
“This eye-catching development shows how carefully considered modern design can complement its surroundings with impressive results,” said Councillor Graham Wells, Wealden Cabinet member for Housing. “Leap Close will provide much-needed affordable housing for local people in an area of high housing need, and I am sure that our new residents will be very happy here.”
A further 17 homes are currently being developed on St Mary’s Avenue in Hailsham, along with a 67-unit Retirement Living Court in Uckfield.
Photo shows (L-R) : Andy Vincent, Head of Housing at Wealden; Cllr Graham Wells, Wealden Cabinet member for Housing, Ms Sarah Hollaway, resident of Leap Cross and Dan Lawes of Trinity Homes.