Rock House is an ambitious mixed-use project that breathes new life into a previously underused building situated in the White Rock area of Hastings town centre. It’s nine floors are home to living space, work space and a community hub. Those who live and work here must meet certain criteria of need, enthusiasm and contribution to the building and the wider community.
White Rock Neighbourhood Ventures
White Rock Neighbourhood Ventures (WRNV) set out with the objective to acquire and redevelop Rock House as a ‘co-habitation’ space with co-housing, co-working, collaborative creative space.
WRNV is a joint venture between three social enterprise organisations. These are Meanwhile Space CIC, Jericho Road Solutions and Heart of Hastings CLT. These organisations provide leadership, ownership, management, investment and development roles.
For more information, please see the WRNV website at www.wrnv.org.uk
Living Rents (Hastings)
Living Rents (Hastings), a wholly-owned subsidiary of WRNV manages our residential flats which we rent out to people who have a housing need, a local connection, enthusiasm for our collaborative ethos and are willing contribute to our buildings and the wider community. Living Rents currently manages 11 properties, mostly in the White Rock area of Hastings but also in St Leonards. You can find out more about our residential offer here.
History of the Rock House Project
WRNV took ownership of the building in summer 2014 and held it’s grand opening on the 4th March, 2016. The redevelopment was funded by Big Issue Invest, Power to Change, Meanwhile Space CIC, Jericho Road Solutions and DCLG. The redeveloped building spreads over nine floors, has 425 squares of living space and 804 square metres of workspace.
Rock House fosters creative enterprise and has generated jobs and self-employment, and continually proves that Hastings is a place to visit, live and work.
Who’s in Rock House?
Read more about the tenants in Rock House here.
Rock House is supported by: