Maria Caulfield MP has visited the Boutique Modern Factory in Newhaven.
Boutique Modern has become the modular homes delivery partner for Lewes, Eastbourne, and several other Sussex Authorities. They are at planning stage on a number of sites in Newhaven including the old Fire Station site on Fort Road for Lewes District Council.
Boutique Modern employs 56 local people in the factory in Newhaven and on site. These jobs range from Surveyors and Architects, Construction Professionals and the full range of Factory Managers and Operatives, including lots of young workers who come from the College Group and Newhaven Job Centre.
The factory at Beach Road is capable of 60-70 homes a year made up of houses, maisonettes, and flats all aimed at local sites for local people to live in.
The local MP was given a tour of the factory by Dick Shone, the Managing Director.
Maria Caulfield MP said “Boutique Modern is a fine example of a local business going from strength to strength while also ensuring that they are supporting the local economy of Newhaven and the wider district. They will spend 26.7% of their total revenue this financial year with businesses, subcontractors and individuals in Newhaven Town and Lewes District. They have also paid out £942,000 to Newhaven based employees in 21/22 financial year.
“It was fascinating to see how Boutique Modern are able to put together such beautiful modular homes. It is clear that these provide an excellent opportunity to provide much needed housing across the local area and beyond. I look forward to seeing the future success of Boutique Modern.”