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We're pleased to announce we've topped out at a new 74-home scheme in Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex.

The Mannings project, in partnership with construction and development company Real, is set to provide the area with a new lease of life.

The former building, which dated back to the early 1980s, has been transformed with 74 new high-quality affordable homes fit for the modern living.

Comprising of one to three-bedroom apartments, these new homes will be a mix of Social Rent and Shared Ownership tenures, creating a vibrant community that accommodates the varying needs of the local area.

The project is designed to put resident wellbeing first, featuring private outdoor areas and 86 new bicycle spaces to promote active and sustainable travel.

The design also includes air-source heat pumps and heat recovery ventilation. This will all contribute to reduced carbon emissions, as well as a significant reduction in costs to the residents.

This development has been a great example of involving residents in the co-creation of our services. By working with the existing residents through the design and development process, through the selection of our contractor, and then throughout the construction we believe we’ll create a thriving new community that Adur can be proud of.

- Cathy Bacon, Head of Delivery and Regeneration at Southern Housing

On 5 July Southern Housing and Real were joined by local councillors, Catherine Arnold, Jeremy Gardner and Steve Neocleous to celebrate this latest milestone and have a tour of the project which will be ready for residents early next year.

Community engagement has been key in the creation of these affordable, sustainable homes. We can see it's going to be a step change for the local area, and we look forward to the project's completion.

- Councillor Catherine Arnold, Adur & Worthing Councils

In keeping with the centuries-old tradition of topping out, a yew tree branch was placed at the highest point of the building by Real CEO Paul Nicholls.

It is great to be topping out on a local scheme for a great client, Southern Housing, who has worked with us through difficult economic times to make fantastic progress. We are now one step closer to delivering much-needed affordable housing in Shoreham using local workers and supply-chain to create a sustainable community, and we couldn’t be prouder.

- Paul Nicholls, CEO of Real


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