Preston Barracks

Brighton & Hove Planning Committee has granted approval for the £300 million regeneration of Preston Barracks and the University of Brighton’s Moulsecoomb campus, which will create over 1500 jobs, hundreds of new homes and attract over £500 million into the city over the next ten years. 

On behalf of a public private partnership of Brighton University, developers U+I and Brighton & Hove City Council the strategic framework plan and hybrid planning application was co-ordinated by Studio Egret West, working with HASSELL, TP Bennett and Stride Treglown. The proposals which straddle the Lewes Road include 369 new homes, incorporating affordable housing, and 1,338 purpose built student bedrooms in managed halls of residence, to address the large shortfall of managed student accommodation in the city. They also include a new home for the University’s Business SchoolU+I will also deliver a 50,000 sq ft hub for start-up businesses and entrepreneurs. Studio Egret West are already underway with the detailed design of this element.

Brighton & Hove City Council received over 400 hundred letters of support from members of the local community and business leaders in the city for the application.