Praise for Planning and Regeneration Teams as Circus Street development wins second award

Following on from being named Building of the Year 2022 by Architects’ Journal last month, the Circus Street redevelopment has now also won a Sussex Heritage Trust Award.

This £130 million Public Private Partnership project has delivered 142 new homes, of which 20 per cent will meet the government’s definition of affordability.

The scheme also features 450 new student bedrooms; 3,000 square feet of flexible office accommodation, and the Dance Space. This new dance studio and headquarters for South East Dance is expected to attract 70,000 visitors and users a year.

The project has been a long-running one, drawing on expertise from across in our planning and regeneration teams.

In the early 2000s we formed a partnership with the University of Brighton to combine the sites of the former municipal market, Kingswood Street car park and a university annexe building. We then sought a partner for the comprehensive redevelopment of the sites.

The development was delivered as a public-private partnership between us and developers U+I, working with architects Shedkm and TP Bennett.

In making the award Sussex Heritage Trust judges described the regeneration as: “A tremendously successful project with commercial and public sector working together.”


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