Our plans for 208 new homes in East Sussex


30 March 2022
IMAGE: A computer generated image from the development

We'll be delivering 208 new homes after agreeing a deal to purchase land at Holmhurst St Mary near Hastings, East Sussex.

Construction on the development, which has full planning approval, is due to start in Autumn this year.

We'll be working alongside South East community creator Thakeham to deliver the much-needed housing, which will be split between affordable rent and shared ownership.

The new homes will be a combination of 31 one and two-bed apartments across two blocks and 177 two, three and four-bed family houses.

There will be a pocket park which will provide a recreational, green space for residents, along with a residential square among the new homes. At the heart of the community plans including landscaping, footpaths and benches, a Grade 2 listed statue of Queen Anne will be showcased; a monument that Thakeham will restore.

Richard White, Executive Director for Development and Sales at Optivo, said: “We’ve over 4,400 homes in Hastings and this exciting development shows our continued commitment to the area. Shifting to a more land led development means we and our residents will have greater control over the design and quality of our new homes. We’re building places where people want to live and we’re looking forward to delivering another thriving, sustainable neighbourhood.”

The high quality housing is due to be delivered over phases from Autumn 2023 and is expected to complete in Spring 2025.

In addition to restoring the Queen Anne monument, ourselves and Thakeham will support residents and maximise job opportunities during the build. We’ll be employing up to 40 apprentices and trainees on site across the duration of the construction contract.