Wealden Council announced completion in a press release and Cllr Roy Galley the cabinet member for economic development responsible for the public asset said: “The sale to developer Abbey Homes will bring much-needed new homes to the middle of Crowborough.”
He added: “It will help maintain the commercial prosperity of the town centre. The 68 new homes will be mainly one-bedroom and two bedroom apartments and include 21 affordable homes, offering housing opportunities for younger people.”
Work on the site is expected to begin shortly. The proceeds for the sale of the assets which belong to the district council will be used to fund capital improvement projects across Wealden; those due to the county council will be spent on capital projects across East Sussex.
The development, which will take place in the site of a redundant council building and an “under-used” free car park, received planning permission in April this year.
Wealden District Council’s former Pine Grove office building was sold to Crowborough Town Council in 2016 to create an enterprise centre for business.
A grass area behind the former Pine Grove office has been used by Crowborough Community Association to create a community centre for the town. The community centre site has now been sold to Crowborough Town Council for £1 as part of the re-development.