Modular homes scheme gets the go-ahead

A partnership between Stonewater and Boutique Modern is set to provide 40 energy efficient modular homes in Peacehaven, East Sussex.

This is the first project in which Stonewater has teamed up with Boutique Modern, the UK’s first certified B Corp modular construction company – a global accreditation certifying the highest social and environmental performance standards are used.

All 40 homes will be constructed using modern methods of construction (MMC) in Boutique Modern’s factory in Newhaven, located approximately three miles from the planned development.

The short distance between the construction factory and the development site means that the entire project, from the build process through to the transportation of the completed homes, will be as carbon efficient as possible.

The site, which was formerly home to a family run plant hire company that closed its doors in April 2019, will now welcome 31 new homes for affordable rent – comprising of three one-bedroom flats, six two-bedroom flats, thirteen two-bedroom houses and nine three-bedroom houses.

Stonewater acquired the land with planning consent to redevelop the area into affordable homes and also purchased a derelict resident property, adjacent to the site, to provide a further nine homes – seven two-bedroom houses and two three-bedroom houses – also for affordable rent.

‘When working with any new partner it’s important to us that we team up with businesses and organisations that share our values and are aligned on our commitment to providing high-quality affordable homes,’ said Stonewater’s director of development (south and west), Matt Crucefix.

‘Not only is Boutique Modern able to build truly sustainable homes that ensure each home’s energy performance is optimised to maximise fuel efficiency for our customers, but its local scale delivery model is focussed on maximising the social value of all its developments – something that is also important to us.

‘By developing these new homes, we’ll not only be improving people’s lives and providing them with the opportunity to get their foot on the property ladder or have a place that they can proudly call home, but we’ll be supporting the region’s local economy and utilising its supply chain to create new opportunities for local people.’

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