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Property News: Pieces of Eight

Generator Developments’ donation helps commemorative event go with a bang

On Saturday 16 August a procession of pirates and smugglers wound their way through the terraces of Rottingdean. The pirates, who came from all over the South Coast, were taking part in the ‘Little Smugglers’ event sponsored by Generator Developments which culminated in a fireworks display.

For two hundred years from the mid-17th century, the Rottingdean gang of smugglers ran contraband cargoes from landing sites nearby. The illegal merchandise was hidden anywhere and everywhere, stashed in bars, tunnels, and even churches. The goods included brandy, gin, tea, coffee, spices, lace and a range of highly prized goods.

Commemorating Rottingdean’s intriguing history of pirates and smuggling, those taking part in the Little Smugglers procession wore an array of pirate themed costumes and were accompanied by drumming bands. The Little Smugglers made their way along the beachfront alongside friends and family, to witness the display of fireworks by the Nevil Bonfire Society.

It really goes to show what can happen when a community comes together

Generator Developments is the developer of Azure, a collection of contemporary apartments on Marine Drive in Rottingdean. Generator Developments presented a cheque for £1,500 towards the event and James Barnes, Development Director, said: “We are very pleased to be involved in this event once again after last December’s successful smugglers night – it really goes to show what can happen when a community comes together!

“We are proud to be creating new homes in Rottingdean and to show our support for the local area.”

The Azure project is a sophisticated and elegant development with architecture that takes inspiration from the simple lines of Art Deco design, reworked in a contemporary style. The collection of nine stylish two and three bedroom homes at Azure have a unique layout, designed to make the most of space and natural light. The show apartment has a large private balcony that is accessed via sliding glass doors leading from the living area and the master bedroom. The balcony provides the perfect vantage point to take in the mesmerising sea views, relax, or even entertain guests ‘al fresco’.

The high quality interior specification includes an exacting level of detail, with underfloor heating, video door entry systems, engineered wood flooring and broadband connectivity all included as standard. Each home benefits from secure underground car parking with allocated spaces and lift access to each floor. Designer kitchens featuring contemporary high-gloss handle free units and stone worktops are complete with a full range of integrated appliances. Bathrooms have contemporary bathroom suites, centre-fill baths and separate showers, while master bedrooms include walk-in wardrobes.

Prices for a two bedroom apartment at Azure start from £650,000. For full details, please visit: or contact agents Julie Frith at Mishon Mackay on 01273 829 300 or David Webb at David Webb Residential on 01273 300525.