St James Square
Hyde Homes
Affordable homes defined by a green corridor
The scheme, which will help to meet Brighton and Hove’s ever-growing housing requirements, reintroduces a historical street pattern to create a journey through the development.
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The seven-storey scheme in Portslade is the first in a series of innovative new housing developments which seek to tackle Brighton & Hove’s housing shortage.

As the leading scheme in the Homes for Brighton & Hove initiative, the council owned site will deliver 100% of the new 104 homes as affordable. The Living Wage Joint Venture seeks to provide 50% shared ownership (intermediate housing) and 50% affordable rent, with the cost set at 37.5% of the gross income of a household earning the new living wage.
The design reintroduces the historical street pattern, with a sheltered courtyard created as part of a new pedestrian route through the site, referencing St James Square which once occupied the site. The courtyard space is animated with front doors and overlooked by generous windows and balconies. The proposed buildings, made from robust, textured brick and stone, are set back from the main road, enabling a ‘green corridor’ of elm trees, hedges and seasonal plants.

The scheme will offer a variety of one, two and three-bedroom homes that all exceed national space standards.
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