10 December 2018

Plans submitted for inter-generational urban village in Hove


Moda Living and Apache Capital Partners will be working with Whittam Cox Architects to provide 613 high quality homes for rent including nine live-work units will be delivered alongside on-site amenities and shared facilities.

This submission follows extensive and proactive public consultation with the local community and stakeholders on the design and a two-day public exhibition to ensure the careful redevelopment of this site.

Subject to obtaining consent for the proposed development from Brighton and Hove City Council, Moda and Apache Capital plan to redevelop the nine-acre Sackville Trading Estate and Goods Yard into 613 homes, including nine live-work homes, designed for rent that Moda will own and operate as part of their long-term plans for this site.

Designed by Whittam Cox Architects, the Moda apartments will be a mix of sizes ranging from studios to three-beds, spread across six buildings ranging from 2 to 13 storeys in height, with some of the homes benefiting from sea views.

As part of the plans, a further 265 care community apartments will be developed by Mayfield Villages, a specialist retirement care village developer and operator and will include dedicated amenities such as a swimming pool, restaurant and village hall. Mayfield Villages is an Audley Group business aimed at the mid-market, with Audley Villages its luxury brand.

Once completed, the developments will create a multi-generational community joined by a series of new publicly accessible streets and squares. This is a well-established model in the US, where renters and retirees live alongside each other in ‘garden communities’.

The £262m GDV scheme will give a significant economic boost to Brighton and Hove with the creation of over 500 jobs as well as up to 90 apprenticeships and work placements for young people.

Tony Brooks, Managing Director at Moda Living, said: “As a long-term investor, owner and operator, we’re committed to taking the site through planning and construction to completion, then managing the rented homes for the long-term under the Moda brand. This latest project is a major step in developing our brand offer both nationally and in the South of England. With a round-the-clock concierge service as well as many excellent amenities and green space for residents and the local community to enjoy, this will be the best rental offering in Brighton and Hove.”

Paul Rogers, Director at Whittam Cox Architects added: “We are delighted to be working with Moda Living and the wider team on such a significant scheme in this location. Our Build to Rent portfolio of projects continues to grow, evolve and diversify. Being aligned with Moda, one of the UK’s leading brands in this developing sector is hugely important for us and enables us to blend architectural design with our sector specific expertise.”