Welcome to Hobby Place

A development of 29 new council homes at Hobby Place in Whitehawk has been officially opened.

Residents joined Councillor Anne Meadows, chair of the Housing and New Homes Committee, at the opening event.

We’ve built a mix of one, two and three bedroom flats for rent, close to local amenities at Whitehawk Community Hub.

Hobby Place is the latest development completed in our New Homes for Neighbourhoods building programme, which is building new council homes across the city.

So far, 173 homes have been completed on eleven empty or underused council-owned sites across the city, including:

  • 57 flats at Kite Place in Whitehawk
  • 45 flats at Brooke Mead Extra Care scheme in Brighton
  • 8 homes at Salehurst Close in Hollingdean

In addition, construction work is underway on 12 homes in Kensington Street in the North Laine, work will start next year on 30 flats in Selsfield Drive, Brighton, and more schemes are in the pipeline.

Councillor Meadows said: “We’re working hard to provide more council housing in the city, and it’s great to see people settling into the new flats at Hobby Place.

“The homes have transformed a site which stood empty for years, and they are right on the doorstep of local amenities including the school, library, and children’s centre.”

For more information about our New Homes for Neighbourhoods developments, visit www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/nhfn