Preston Barracks, Brighton
Client Name: U+I Group Plc
Role: Cost Manager, Project Manager and Principal Designer
This £150 million GDV scheme is part of a wider regeneration project that is set to radically transform this part of Brighton and further establish the University of Brighton at the centre of Brighton’s economic life, attract enterprising and hi-growth companies and increased international investment into Brighton and Hove.
U+I plc are working in partnership and the University of Brighton to create a joint masterplan which will see the redevelopment of a 2.2-hectare site would see the development of the Preston Barracks site, the University’s Moulsecoomb campus and adjoining University land comprising 376 new homes, 1,338 student beds, new academic buildings, and 10,000 sq. ft. of retail space with an expected net economic benefit of over £500 million over 10 years.
The development will also incorporate a 50,000 sq. ft. commercial building for start-ups and SMEs in the high-tech manufacturing space for which £7.7 million of funding has been secured from the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership.