A SET of rundown bedsits in St Leonards have been given a makeover and turned into seven new apartments.
The Victorian property in Stockleigh Road was transformed by housing association AmicusHorizon to help provide much-needed housing for tenants.
The seven new homes are the first to be delivered as part of AmicusHorizon and Hastings Borough Council’s (HBC) Coastal Space regeneration project in St Leonards. The project will bring a total £6.2 million investment to deliver 51 fully refurbished homes for residents.
Neill Tickle, development director at AmicusHorizon, said: “We’re delighted that the Coastal Space project is now under way. The focus on the Central St Leonards area of the town will give a welcome and very visible improvement to one of the most deprived wards in the south east.”
The £700,000 investment at Stockleigh Road includes a three-bedroom flat with a private garden as well as a mixture of one- and two-bedroom flats with shared garden. All the homes have been rented by AmicusHorizon to local people in housing need.
Lisa McCarrick, project manager at AmicusHorizon, said: “We’re really pleased to bring these desirable and spacious homes to the people of St Leonards. They replace outdated accommodation that was no longer fit for purpose.”
Booker and Best carried out the redevelopment work. Consultants Faithorn Farrell Timms drew up the plans and acted as contract managers. Contractors are also in Carisbrooke Road, St Leonards refurbishing five one-bedroom flats in an end-of-terrace property and 11 flats opposite at a former nursing home.