The first residents are set to move into a luxury seafront development “within weeks”, bosses have confirmed.
Developers behind the Shoreline Crescent on Folkestone Beach say more “life and activity” is expected around the building as residents are handed keys to their new homes.
Former Saga boss Sir Roger De Haan is behind the divisive scheme which is made up of 84 apartments and 20 townhouses ranging from £430,000 to £2.1million.
Some parts of the building are still being worked on and it’s not clear exactly how many homes have been sold.
But Sir Roger’s firm, the Folkestone Harbour and Seafront Development Company (FHSDC), says sales “have been going well”.
A spokesman said: “We don’t release specific numbers, however, we can report that sales have been going well at Shoreline Crescent since the development was first launched.
“We are now in the process of welcoming our first residents to the building, so in the coming weeks there will be more life and activity, which will provide a major boost to the local community along the beachfront.”
The site previously hit headlines after emitting ear-piercing banshee-like wailing in high winds.
The complex is the first phase of an overall masterplan for the town’s coastline, which will eventually see 1,000 homes line the entire beach from the Leas Lift to the harbour arm.
As well as 84 apartments, the Shoreline also has 20 townhouses which hit the market last year for up to £2.1 million,
Each of the townhouses has a roof-top terrace, four bedrooms, four bathrooms and a front and back garden.
The most expensive has two terraces, a cellar and a lift to all six floors.
A popular boardwalk had to be rerouted to make way for the development.
The new path that now runs around the front of the building along the beach is open as contractors have taken fencing down.
The apartment complex recently came into the spotlight when neighbours complained of a high-pitched noise coming from the balconies in the wind.
It appears to come from the wind hitting the new luxury tower block, and neighbours say it can be heard “50-60ft away”.
Bosses at Folkestone Harbour and Seafront Development Company said work to stop the shrill sound would happen “imminently”.
Last month, national publication Private Eye took aim at the project awarding it the ‘Worst Building of 2023 Prize’.
FHSDC brushed off the unwanted accolade saying “taste is a matter of opinion”.