Work has begun on Wealden District Council’s exciting new housing project in Town Farm, Hailsham, which will create 17 new council homes on the site of the former Elizabeth Court.
The Council has appointed Eastbourne-based contractor Trinity Homes to build these new homes. The scheme, costing around £2.3million, will provide a mix of 12 flats and five houses which will be made available for rent to local people. The development is expected to take just over a year, and be ready for occupation in September 2018.
“One of our top priorities is to address the need for local housing which local people can afford to live in,” said Andy Vincent, Wealden’s new Head of Housing and Property Services. “These new properties will be a great addition to our existing housing stock, and will provide good quality, contemporary homes to help meet the housing needs of the local community.”
This project is part of the second phase of the Council’s New Build programme and closely follows the Council’s 12 home development at Leap Cross in Hailsham, which was also built by Trinity Homes. “We are delighted to have been appointed to carry out this exciting redevelopment,” said Marcus Cory, Managing Director of Trinity Homes. “We are looking forward to continuing working with Wealden District Council, and building on the successes of Leap Close.” Leap Close will be completed and handed over in mid-June.
Wealden District Council owns and manages 3,100 council houses in the District, as well as providing a range of other housing services including advice about housing options and private housing.
Photo shows (L-R): Marcus Cory, managing director of Trinity Homes and Andy Vincent, Head of Housing at Wealden District Council.