Work on Shoreham’s new housing site resumes after delays

An artist's impression of what the new development will look like once completed
An artist's impression of what the new development will look like once completed

WORK has resumed to demolish the former Parcel Force site and replace it with housing following a lengthy setback.

The work on the site, in Brighton Road, had been suspended in April while the developer sought licence from the Marine Management Organisation to continue it.

However, this week, the project was resumed after the licence was granted.

A spokesman for Adur and Worthing Councils said: “We expect that the piling should recommence shortly, if it hasn’t already done so, to enable the developers to move the site forward for the town.”

The building is being demolished to make way for 132 flats, a food shop, commercial space and 150 parking spaces.

Planning permission for the site was approved in June, 2013, subject to more than 30 conditions, including flood-defence work and work to improve the Surrey Hard junction.

A council report said the development would be ‘architecturally striking’ and help meet the district’s housing needs.