Seaside flats demolished to make way for new homes

Coventry Court in Seaside SUS-140430-133603001
Coventry Court in Seaside SUS-140430-133603001

A block of flats in Seaside is being knocked down and new homes will be built in its place.

Coventry Court is in between Vine Square and Allfrey Road.

Bulldozers moved in this week to begin knocking down the flats. The building work is part of a major housing initiative which will run over five years to develop affordable housing in the town. Housing experts from Eastbourne Borough Council and Eastbourne Homes have teamed up to form the Housing & Economic Development Partnership (HEDP) to oversee the scheme.

The new development, when built, will offer a total of 23 new homes, which will be a combination of one and two bedroom flats and two and three bedroom houses. They will be affordable rented or shared ownership homes. Two other sites will also be demolished in Belmore Road and Tenterden Close to make way for new homes, all of which are expected to be completed by the end of next year. A total of 34 new homes will be created across the three sites and in addition, the empty homes refurbishment scheme will add at least a further 20 homes.

Sue Parsons at Eastbourne Homes said, “Coventry Court has been identified as a landmark site and gateway into the town and we hope this project will be a catalyst for regenerating the whole of the Seaside area.”

Malcolm Ward from HEDP said, “The demolition is the start of the development of new and affordable council homes. This is one of the fastest growing towns and I’m delighted this project will enable us to tackle a long waiting list to meet housing needs.”