Preston Barracks, Brighton
In July 2014, U+I Group exchanged contracts with Brighton and Hove City Council and the University of Brighton to bring forward the development of Preston Barracks, a significant mixed-use regeneration project.
The scheme is part of a wider regeneration initiative to transform an area of Brighton, establish the University at the centre of Brighton’s economic life, attract enterprising and high-growth companies, and attract international investment.
Designed by award-winning architects HASSELL, Studio Egret West, TP Bennett and Stride Treglown, the proposals for the 2.2 hectare plot include the development of the Preston Barracks site (which has lain derelict for over 20 years), the University’s Moulsecoomb campus and adjoining University land comprising:
- 369 new homes.
- 1,338 student beds.
- New academic buildings.
- 25,000 sq. ft. of retail space.
The development will also incorporate a 55,000 sq. ft. commercial building for start-ups and SMEs in high-tech manufacturing. £7.7 million of funding has been secured from the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership.
In September 2017, the project gained formal planning approval. It is hoped that the £300 million public private partnership project will create over 1,500 jobs, and attract over £500 million into the city over the next ten years. U+I will also deliver a 50,000 sq. ft hub for start-up businesses and entrepreneurs.
Richard Upton, Deputy Chief Executive of U+I, said:
"The Preston Barracks project is one of the largest and most ambitious regeneration projects to have been brought forward in Brighton for a number of years. We will deliver world class, imaginative urban design, leaving a lasting legacy that befits such an inspirational city".
--U and I
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