Affinity Sutton’s landmark mixed-use scheme, Friese Greene House, on Portland Road in Hove has been announced as Development of the Year at the Chartered Institute of Housing’s South East Awards.
The award was open to landlords, developers, builders and consultants who have developed an area in the South East region. Entrants were asked to demonstrate that their scheme:
- Has met a specific housing need in the South East area
- Encompasses high levels of design, sustainability and build quality
- Incorporated work with the local community to ensure the creation of community facilities or employment opportunities for local people
Affinity Sutton brought back into use a brownfield site and provided 35 one, two and three bedroom apartments for affordable rent, exclusively for local people. The development was designed to create a new focal point and includes a specially commissioned embedded glass art installation, by renowned local artist Mel Howse.
"We’re really delighted to see Friese Greene House recognised. We pride ourselves on building high quality schemes and this is a good example. Friese Greene House has breathed new life into this part of Hove and we hope that the residents and their families spend many happy years to come there.”
Kerry Kyriacou, Development Director at Affinity Sutton
“The Hove Civic Society has recently called the scheme a ‘clever, thoughtfully designed building’ and wrote congratulating us on ‘this first class project’. We are really pleased with how it has turned out and we hope it sets new standards for affordable housing in the city.”
Paul Zara, Director of architects Conran and Partners