Plans designed by Hassell, Studio Egret West, TP Bennett and Stride Treglown
Brighton & Hove council has given the go-ahead for the £300m transformation of the town’s derelict Preston Barracks and Brighton University’s Moulsecoomb campus.
Designed by Hassell, Studio Egret West, TP Bennett and Stride Treglown the plans include the construction of 369 new homes, and 1,338 student bedrooms in new halls of residence and a new home for the university’s Business School.
The scheme being delivered by regeneration speclialist U+I and Brighton University will also feature a 50,000sq ft hub for start-up businesses and entrepreneurs.
Richard Upton, deputy chief executive of U+I, said the project was one of the “largest and most ambitious” to be brought forward in Brighton for a number of years.
Professor Debra Humphris, vice chancellor of the University of Brighton, said: “The scheme has the potential to have a huge positive impact both for the local community and wider city.”