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First homes delivered to new affordable housing site in Peacehaven

Vital progress was made on a new, low-carbon and affordable homes site in Peacehaven, East Sussex, as the first factory-built homes were craned into place.

The scheme is being delivered in partnership by social housing provider Stonewater and Boutique Modern, the UK’s first certified B Corp modular construction company, and is being delivered with the support of Lewes District Council and Baily Garner.

The site, which upon completion will comprise of 40 homes that are constructed using modern methods of construction (MMC) from Boutique Modern’s factory in Newhaven — just 5 miles from the development, which was formerly home to a plant hire company and derelict residential property.

Consisting of three one-bedroom flats, six two-bedroom flats, 20 two-bedroom houses and eleven three-bedroom houses, all the modular homes will be available for affordable rent and have been constructed to high energy-efficiency standards.

Boutique Modern’s B Corp certification means that the company uses the highest social and environmental performance standards in the industry. Furthermore, each home’s energy performance will be optimised to maximise the potential fuel and energy efficiency for each resident, and with the homes being factory built three miles from their final location, carbon efficiency is also amplified.

The project has brought significant benefits to the local economy, with over 3.5million being spent with local businesses, suppliers and subcontractors within the district and the creation of 14 new, full-time roles in all areas of construction.