An Eastbourne Borough Council development of 19 affordable new homes in the town centre officially opened.
'The Glenn' in Southfields Road is ready to welcome new tenants and includes 17 two-bedroom and 2 one-bedroom properties, with 3 fully accessible ground floor flats, each with their own garden. The site is a former council car park that was once home to Eastbourne School for Girls, known in 1935 as The Glen.
Councillor Stephen Holt, Leader of Eastbourne Borough Council, said, "It's quite an achievement for the council to have developed stunning new affordable housing in the centre of the town, at a time when so few councils are building new homes. The flats are simply superb and there is no doubt our tenants will be hugely excited about moving in and enjoying town centre life in such high-quality properties."
The development - by Trinity Homes - includes affordable hyper fast and hyper reliable Full Fibre broadband using Eastbourne's new, local fibre optic infrastructure built by Lightning Fibre, the council's first green roof (solar panels that are part of a Solshare system enabling each flat to receive enough energy each day to run all 'stand-by' appliances for free), air source heat pumps and, a space for every resident to use a large bike store.
Photo: Lightning Fibre Head of Wayleaves, Anthony Matthews, with Chloe Cory from Trinity Homes at The Glenn, Southfields Road, Eastbourne.