A look back at our past developments
Edinburgh Road, Portsmouth
As First Wessex Homes, we converted the former Portsmouth Foyer building into 29 flats. The project was completed in 2015. Twenty-six of the flats are rented at affordable rent, and three are available for shared ownership. Thanks to their level of insulation, they meet a very high refurbishment sustainability rating.
Shepherds Printers, Portsmouth
We took over this redundant printer’s premises and commenced work in November 2014. Demolition is complete, and the 10 flats we built in its place are all offered under affordable rent. They are constructed in accordance with Level Four of the code for Sustainable Homes - thanks to photo-voltaic panels and specific building fabric.
Sun Court, Portsmouth
The transformation of Sun Court was completed in 2016. Once the original building was demolished, we built seven affordable homes on the site. They are much-needed in the area; helping local families to secure their future. These highly sustainable properties include three bungalows and four homes.
5 Bellevue, Southampton
Just before Christmas 2014, we officially opened 5 Bellevue, a development built especially for young parents and single mothers. We partnered with Southampton City Council on this project, helped by funding from the Homes and Communities Agency. With 18 homes, 5 Bellevue was built to last, and be child-friendly. The roof has PV solar panels, which should help to reduce residents' energy bills. A special training flat (run by support agency Chapter 1) helps the residents build the skills they need to live independently.
All Saints Direct Access Hostel, Portsmouth
In 2012, we refurbished this tired hostel; designed to improve the lives of local homeless people. With financial support from the Homes and Communities Agency, we created a secure, comfortable environment for 22 disadvantaged and/or homeless youths (aged 16 - 25 years). It included a laundry facility, and modern kitchen, where residents could improve their day-to-day life skills
Privett Road, Fareham
In 2013, we turned a small convenience store at 70 Privett Road into a two-bed bungalow, designed specifically for a resident living with alternative mobility needs. Our commitment to making the development sustainable helped us achieve a Bronze award from the Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS)!
The regeneration of Broadlaw Walk in Fareham was a significant project; costing around £15 million. We provided 56 flats, six retail units and the Broadlaw Community Centre. However, a further 27 flats and five houses were also added to the area. Fareham Borough Council, the Homes and Communities Agency, and VIVID jointly funded the venture.
Sustainability is at the heart of Broadlaw Walk, with the entire scheme achieving Level Three of the Sustainable Homes code. Using materials such as a combined heat and power boiler, and timber frames, it helps residents use their energy more efficiently - and leaves them assured that their homes are built to last.
Randall View, Fareham
This was our first project. We created 42 flats on this site; stepping in after the original contractor fell into administration.
Lion Court, Fareham
We added 14 flats to Lion Court, under the Broadlaw Walk redevelopment, in 2012.
Broadlaw Community Centre, Fareham
Undertaking a total fit-out of community facilities, we finished this project in 2013; adding to the overall feel of the area. This centre brings together the regenerated community; holding activities, and pushing forward enterprises that benefit all local residents.
Corporate social responsibility
Corporate social responsibility
Find out what we're doing to ensure we're investing in the local area both socially and sustainably, as well as fulfilling our vision of delivering ‘more homes, bright futures’: Corporate social responsibility