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Fox & Sons launches show home at innovative new eco development in Newhaven
Mon 25 Oct 2021

Fox & Sons launches show home at innovative new eco development in Newhaven

Fox & Sons is thrilled to announce the launch of a new show apartment at Active House, an exclusive collection of eco-build apartments in Newhaven. Built by eco property developer, Miracle by Design, these are some of the first accredited Active House homes in the UK*.

Comprising of 13 three bedroom apartments, all have a self-contained ‘studio flat sized’ annex with separate entrance, which can generate income as well as reduced bills for residents.  Every detail of the development has been meticulously thought out to be self-sufficient and reduce its impact on the environment.  Key features include huge 7.8m wide south-facing lounges, with windows filling the apartments with natural light; highly efficient heating via infrared ceilings panels, solar panels to generate power and also reduced water consumption.

All apartments also benefit from a biophilic design, with horizontal grow beds where residents can grow their own vegetables and herbs, helping to connect people with nature with the aim of improving health and wellbeing.

“Active House is a first of its kind development in the UK, offering residents the chance to buy into a unique new lifestyle in a beautiful, homely setting,” says Hannah Thomas, Senior New Homes Area Manager at Fox & Sons.  “As the subject of climate change becomes increasingly significant, these homes will appeal to anyone wishing to make a concerted effort to reduce their impact on the environment.  With the added prospect of generating extra income, the opportunities at Active House are endless and prospective buyers can expect to find themselves not just a new home, but a new way of life.

“Our show home is now open, giving people the opportunity to experience this exclusive development in person, picture themselves living in one of these very special new homes and find out more from the team.  Get in touch today if you’re interested and would like to book a viewing, as we expect to see lots of interest in this development,” Hannah continues.

Humayun Khan, Director of Miracles by Design, comments, “Climate change is underway and I believe the UK must raise its standard of eco build. I have therefore spent 13 years designing an entirely new type of home with four core design principles which, I think, will transform occupants’ lifestyles and pave the way for the future of eco build in the UK.  The four design principles that these Active House apartments are based on are to create: homes that provide an income; homes with annexes fit for multifunctional and multigenerational use; homes that are truly Zero Carbon; and homes that are Active House accredited.  I am thrilled to finally bring our Active House apartments to market with the help of Fox & Sons and hope local residents see as much potential in these homes as we do at Miracle by Design.”

Newhaven is a seaside port town in East Sussex, benefiting from excellent transport links by rail, road and bus, as well as a regular passenger ferry across the channel to Dieppe.  Local amenities include a selection of good schools, an array of shops, bars and restaurants, parks and library. The town is also home to two beaches, Newhaven Fort and Paradise Parks family attraction.

Prices for available apartments at Active House start from £295,000.  For further information and to book a viewing at the show apartment, please contact the Fox & Sons Peacehaven branch on 01273 587222 or email:


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