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News29 January 2019

Clarion to deliver 100% affordable scheme in Brighton

Clarion Housing Group has unveiled plans to build 125 new affordable homes in Portslade, Brighton.

Clarion Housing Group has unveiled plans to build 125 new affordable homes in Brighton.

The new development on Graham Avenue in Portslade will help to tackle the housing needs for the area by delivering 28 homes for affordable rent and 97 for shared ownership.

Clarion Housing Group is the UK’s largest social landlord, with 125,000 homes across the country. Clarion bought the site late last year and has appointed Thakeham Client Ltd to build the development. Work on the first homes will get underway this summer and the project will be completed in May 2022.

Plans also include widening the roundabout on Fox Way, a new footway on Mile Oak Road and new cycle routes to the surrounding area.

Philip Browne, New Business & Partnerships Director for Clarion Housing Group, said:

“We are pleased to be delivering 125 much-needed affordable homes in Portslade."

“At Clarion we aim to deliver 50,000 new homes over 10 years. To make this happen we are building valued relationships with developers, like Thakeham Client, who share our passion for placemaking and quality."

“This scheme further underlines our commitment to delivering high-quality homes in Sussex and the surrounding areas.”

Committed to delivering much-needed homes

The contract awarded to Thakeham Client has a value of £24 million. It is the largest contract awarded in Thakeham’s history and continues the strategic partnership between Clarion and Thakeham.

For Thakeham Client, managing director Steve Tuhey said:

“This is the largest scheme that we have ever been awarded. We have already worked closely with Clarion on other developments in Elstead and Herstmonceux."

“Clarion is one of the largest housing providers in the country and we’re looking forward to working with them in Portslade over the next three years.”