Roffey outlines latest seafront housing project

HOUSING developer Roffey outlined its latest plans to transform an ‘eyesore’ site on Worthing seafront into a modern housing block.

The firm, alongside architects ECE, outlined early-stage plans for the West Parade site, on the corner of Grand Avenue, at a public exhibition at The Beach Residences marketing suite on Tuesday.

Conceptual designs showed plans to replace the current derelict housing block with a new building, comprising 32 apartments and seven affordable flats.

ECE director Chris Barker said: “At the moment, the current building is an eyesore and has been for a number of years.

“We are looking at 12 storeys which is not huge but will be a bit higher than what is neighbouring it.

“It is early stages and we are inviting feedback from the public before we submit a planning application.”

The block would be set back from the road, in line with the existing buildings.

It will incorporate a ‘stepped back’ approach, meaning the block will vary in height, to take into account surrounding buildings, and not have an adverse effect on lighting conditions.

For the full story, see the Worthing Herald, out Thursday, July 10.