Exciting new development nears completion
Wealden’s latest council house development – an exciting mix of flats and houses in Hailsham, is nearing completion
The 12 home development at the former Leap Cross industrial site was officially ‘topped out’ last Friday with a commemorative stone inserted into the wall of one of the properties.
“We’ve included 3 one-bedroom and 3 two-bedroom flats in the mix to help cater for the increasing demand for smaller homes in the District,” said Councillor Graham Wells, Cabinet member for Housing at Wealden.
“We currently have 250 people on the Council’s waiting list for housing in Hailsham and the majority are eligible for one or two bedroom accommodation.
“The ground floor flats feature floor-to-ceiling glass windows and walled gardens while and the upstairs flats benefit from balcony views. All the properties feature stunning standing seam zinc roofing, echoing the former industrial use of the site.”
As well as six flats, the development has 4 two-bedroom houses and 2 three-bedroom houses and all feature a high degree of insulation and are wired up to take the latest satellite technology.
The development has been designed by architects Churchill Hui and is being built by Eastbourne-based developer, Trinity Homes, using local professionals to deliver a high-quality finish.
The Leap Cross development is expected to be completed in May 2017, with letting taking place in the spring 2017. Leap Cross is part of the second phase of Wealden’s New Build programme which will see 101 new council homes built by 2020 in Crowborough, Hailsham, Uckfield, and Wadhurst.
The first phase of the New Build programme saw 64 new council homes built at Willingdon, Crowborough and Forest Row.