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New Affordable Homes Launching In Brighton

Posted 6 June 2023 by Helen Christie

Hyde New Homes and Brighton & Hove City Council are set to launch new Shared Ownership homes in Coldean in Brighton…

A joint venture between WhatHouse? Award-winning developer Hyde New Homes, and Brighton & Hove City Council, is set to bring a new living experience to the suburb of Coldean this spring.

Launching in June, and available to purchase with Shared Ownership, Bluebell Heights will offer Brighton buyers a choice of one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments located in natural landscape woodland at the foot of the South Downs National Park.

Benefitting from views of the nearby countryside and landscaped terraced communal gardens, and backing onto Stanmore Park, the development offers spacious, contemporary apartments with lots of natural light, a private balcony, terrace or patio and allocated parking. 

Minnie Dando, head of marketing and communications for Hyde New Homes, says: “You would never know that the bustling city of Brighton was just a 15-minute drive away, and for those who prefer to use public transport, there are plenty of options.”

Bluebell Heights (Hyde New Homes)

Bluebell Heights prioritises sustainable transport options, and comes with cycle storage and electric car charging points to selected plots. A bus runs directly from Coldean into Brighton, where commuters and day-trippers can take the train from Brighton Central to Gatwick Airport in 36 minutes, Clapham Junction in an hour and Portsmouth in an hour and 14 minutes. Every resident at Bluebell Heights will also receive travel incentive options, including subsidised bus or train season travel or a subsidised bike share or car club membership.

There is also a focus on providing sociable outdoor space, including desirable landscaped communal gardens for residents to enjoy. Many of the surrounding features have been retained to encourage outdoor activity and enjoyment, and the biodiversity of the site is enhanced with a grassland and woodland management plan.

The homes have been built to be both energy and cost efficient, with superior insulation, double-glazed windows and solar panels on the roofs. The living space has also been expertly designed, offering light-filled open-plan living spaces, large windows, stylish fitted kitchen with integrated appliances, sleek bathrooms, spacious bedrooms and valuable storage space.

Minnie continues: “The added benefit of having to save for a 10% deposit only on the equity you are buying in your Shared Ownership home, makes buying much more attainable. You can then enjoy your desired lifestyle, and makeover your home to suit your own taste. Along with a mortgage, Shared Ownership buyers pay a subsidised rent to Hyde New Homes on the remaining share of their home. Further shares can be purchased in the future through a process known as staircasing, which allows homeowners to own all of their home at any time they wish.”

Bluebell Heights (Hyde New Homes)

Bluebell Heights is the second development to be built by the newly formed joint venture between Hyde New Homes and Brighton & Hove City Council, which is committed to delivering 1,000 quality, affordable homes to the region by delivering half the homes at ‘Living Rent’ prices and the other half for Shared Ownership.

Minnie adds: “Brighton is one of the least affordable cities outside of London in the UK, so we are keen to do our bit in providing affordable, good quality, housing for those wishing to live in this vibrant city.”

At Bluebell Heights, one-bedroom apartments start from £80,250 (based on a 30% share and full market value of £267,500), two-bedroom apartments from £108,000 (based on a 30% share and full market value of £360,000), and three-bedroom apartments from £103,125 (based on a 25% share and full market value of £412,500).

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