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A significant milestone has been reached in transforming Shoreham-by-Sea's waterfront and delivering affordable homes. We’ve agreed to a contract with HG Construction to start on the second phase of the Free Wharf regeneration project, which will be delivering 100% affordable homes.

This exciting initiative, situated along Brighton Road in Adur District Council, is set to redefine the landscape of this coastal region. Phase two will introduce an additional 145 apartments, featuring a mix of rented and shared ownership tenures. Construction is now underway and is due to complete by early 2026.

Cathy Bacon, Head of Development Delivery at Southern Housing, said: “The Free Wharf regeneration project shows our unwavering commitment to transform disused areas into vibrant communities.

“With Phase 2 underway, we're excited to continue our partnership with HG Construction to provide much-needed homes and create a thriving, riverside hub in Shoreham-by-Sea. This project outlines our dedication to delivering affordable housing options in prime coastal locations.”

The Free Wharf regeneration project, which is backed by Adur District Council and Homes England, is a cornerstone in the brownfield regeneration of Shoreham's harbour area. It’s breathing new life into a once disused portion of the riverside.

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This transformative project will include the construction of 587 apartments and commercial/retail spaces, creating an urban hub that encourages further economic growth and redevelopment of the region.

Our involvement in the First Phase of the project, known as 'Free Wharf Twenty-One,' is already nearing completion, with 137 apartments designed for affordable housing and commercial spaces. This also includes 97 apartments for shared ownership sale.

We’re confident the Free Wharf regeneration project will make a significant contribution to the regeneration of Shoreham-by-Sea. The project is expected to create over 200 jobs during construction and 100 permanent jobs once completed.

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