The second phase of a major waterfront regeneration scheme in Shoreham-by-Sea will deliver 100% “affordable” homes, the developer has said.
Southern Housing has agreed a contract with HG Construction to start on the second phase of the Free Wharf project, which is transforming a previously disused area on the West Sussex town’s waterfront.
This second phase, situated along Brighton Road, 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 described as a cornerstone in the brownfield regeneration of Shoreham’s harbour area.
All told, this project will include the construction of 587 apartments and commercial/retail spaces, to create an urban hub intended to encourage further economic growth and redevelopment of the region.
Southern Housing’s 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.
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