Work expected to start onsite in the autumn

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A mixed-use waterside development in Shoreham designed by CZWG has been granted planning permission.

The scheme, for Southern Housing Group, has been rubber stamped by Adur & Worthing Council.

It will be built at Free Wharf on the River Adur. Southern Housing Group has also appointed CZWG to prepare tender information, with a view to starting on site this autumn.

The project will include 540 new homes, 30% of which is ringfenced for affordable housing, split across 10 new buildings, ranging from four to nine storeys.

In addition, 2,774sq m of commercial space will form part of the development, alongside 512 car parking spaces and 596 cycle spaces.

Working with landscape architect Allen Pyke Associates, CZWG proposed an extensive public realm with a cantilevered riverside walk and cycleway, to be integrated into the new flood defences.

The site, a disused wharf on Brighton Road, east of the Shoreham-by-Sea town centre, was previously used for importing marble and stone aggregates and lies within the wider Shoreham Western Harbour Arm Regeneration Area.

The Free Wharf scheme is intended to kick-start the council’s vision for a residential-driven, mixed-use redevelopment that provides access to the river’s edge along the full length of the Western Harbour Arm, which stretches from east of the town centre towards the harbour entrance and the sea.