The keys have been handed over to the door of another spruced up property along Seaside in Eastbourne.
The building at numbers 1 to 5 Seaside, just behind Fusciardi’s and opposite Thayer’s in Seahouses Square, used to be a kebab shop which had fallen into disrepair and lowered the tone of the area.
As part of an ongoing regeneration programme in the Devonshire ward, the Housing & Economic Development team - a partnership between Eastbourne Homes and Eastbourne Borough Council - was keen to invest in the building.
It now provides retail space on the ground floor and three flats above, which have all been quickly snapped up.
Sarah Paxton from the Housing & Economic Development team met with Leader of the Council, Cllr David Tutt, and Eastbourne Borough Council’s Chief Executive, Robert Cottrill to show them the improvements and hand over the keys.
Sarah Paxton added, “We’re delighted to see the completion of this building which helps improve this part of Seaside and demonstrates the continued regeneration that our team is involved in. It provides much needed affordable housing and a great retail space in a key part of the area.
“Our thanks goes to Ellis Building Contractors and our agents FFT, who have worked in partnership with Eastbourne Homes on this great project.”
Further improvements, including new lighting and seating, are about to commence in Seahouses Square. It is hoped that these sorts of improvements will also add to the tourist offer in the town.