The continuing community led development work in Coldean that Studio Sevens have been helping to facilitate alongside the Brighton & Hove Community Land Trust has led to the setting up of a new organisation! Coldean Community Organisation is a Community Benefit Society which has the express aims of providing affordable housing, sports and community facilities to members of the Coldean neighbourhood. Formed with a board of highly skilled and motivated local ladies CCO is powering forward with the development of its relevant policies with a view to welcoming its first members in the coming months.
CCO is partnering with BHCLT to develop a site in Coldean and provide 16 affordable family homes built to a highly sustainable specification and a substantial community sports facility that will also provide additional spaces for other uses too including commercial enterprise. They will be seeking to raise some funding through grants and community shares as well as conventional borrowing for the project so watch this space and we will keep you updated with how you can connect into the project as it develops.
Studio Sevens are supporting CCO as they develop the project and continuing to facilitate ongoing Have Your Say meetings in the area to maintain community engagement in the collaborative design process for the site and its buildings.