Sackville Road demolition begins and local artists called

Moda Living starts demolition works on Sackville Road regeneration project, which will see a new Build to Rent neighbourhood community.

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Sackville Road, Hove.

Family owned Build to Rent operator – Moda Living – has announced demolition will begin at its Sackville Road regeneration project in Hove on Monday 12 July as it prepares to create a landmark Build to Rent neighbourhood for the city.

The Sackville Road Build to Rent scheme will turn a rundown trading estate next to Hove Station into a thriving inter-generational neighbourhood. The scheme – which will be delivered with construction company Midgard – will create 564 new homes with extensive public gardens. The masterplan also includes 260 care community homes.

Approximately 70% of the site will include new streets, squares, amenity and open spaces, as well as generate the equivalent of more than 560 full time jobs and more than 150 full time equivalent construction jobs, with many people working on the site coming from the local area. 

“Now that our regeneration of the Sackville Road site has received planning consent, we’re happy to announce that demolition will begin on Monday 12 July. 

“We expect demolition to take around three months to complete. We’re very excited to see this project get underway and look forward to delivering much needed high quality rental accommodation for the city, together with care home units and much more.”

James Blakey, Planning Director, Moda

Sackville Road proposals include a range of amenities, including communal lounges, private dining areas, and five communal roof terraces and open spaces – all designed to enhance community living. There will also be cafes, shops and 50,000 sq ft of office and co-working space to foster emerging businesses/SMEs.

Moda Living do not charge deposits from would-be residents, do not levy service charges, and the monthly rental includes an extensive range of amenities including access to the gym, internet and reduced electricity costs. 

The Sackville Road development is based on an intergenerational approach and is aimed at to both small and large households of individuals – or families – as well as older members of the community.

Moda is also appealing for local artists to express an interest in producing artwork for an exterior wall at the site which overlooks Sackville Road.  

“Moda is here to stay, so we want to be part of our local community and to support it. As a result, we are keen to hear from local artists who would like to see their art featured in a prime position and showcase their talent.

“We’re really looking forward to seeing what local artists come up with to bring the wall to life and connect it with Hove’s history and culture.”

James Blakey, Planning Director, Moda