Northern Arc update on site progress January/February 2022

Northern Arc update on site progress January/February 2022

Countryside Properties

Countryside Properties are building 460 homes at the Northern Arc, over 50% of them as affordable housing.

All apartment bocks in phase one are now under construction and we are due to start a further 16 plots this spring. We’re building them with timber frames as part of our plans to use sustainable materials where possible. Brickworks have begun and some of these apartments are now being painted.

The construction of the main spine road through the site will soon be complete. the last remaining section will tie into main bridge works between the Countryside and Sisk sites.

The first homes, all of which are affordable housing and delivered by Sage Housing, are expected to be ready for people to move in by late spring this year. The homes will range from one-bedroom apartments to four-bedroom family homes, including properties for those aged 55 plus and fully wheelchair-accessible homes. There will be a mixture of homes for rent and for shared ownership (part-buy, part-rent)

If you would like to find out whether you qualify for affordable housing, please visit midsussex.gov.uk/housing-council-tax/apply-for-social-housing If you would like to know more about buying a property on the private market, you can register your interest at countrysideproperties.com.

An image showing a house under construction at the Freeks Farm site - Burgess Hill
An image showing a house under construction at the Freeks Farm site

Jackson

Jackson Civil Engineering is building the Western Link road, connecting the A2300 in the north to Jane Murray Way in the south, with new roundabouts built at the intersections with the existing highway.

Since the previous update, Jackson have commenced installation of new foul water rising main diversion. Construction has also started on foul water drainage systems and to the mammal crossings under the proposed new carriageway.

The provision of ducting for power supplies, internet routing and street lighting is due to commence in early Spring 2022, and we will progress work on the road itself.

For more information about Jackson Civil Engineering, please visit www.jackson-civils.co.uk/

An image showing resurfaced A2300 roundabout - Burgess Hill
An image showing resurfaced A2300 roundabout

John Sisk and Son

John Sisk & Son will build the Eastern Bridge and Link Road which will join Freeks Lane to Isaacs Lane.

Since the previous update, Sisk have continued to make progress with the first stage of earthworks and the installation of drainage within the new road.

South East Water have started to install the new water main that will provide drinking water to homes at the new development.

Sisk have installed a temporary bridge across the River Adur to provide access for construction vehicles and materials to the other side of the new road bridge that will connect the Freeks Farm development to Isaacs Lane. For more information, see www.johnsiskandson. com, follow on Twitter @JohnSiskandSon or on LinkedIn at John Sisk & Son Ltd

An image showing the temporary bridge across the River Adur - Burgess Hill
An image showing the temporary bridge across the River Adur