The old Municipal Market located on Circus Street in Brighton has lain vacant and unloved for too long. The redevelopment will turn this site into a vibrant new quarter of the city, an economically and creatively productive neighbourhood where anything from seed swapping to roof-top urban farming and orchard picking sits alongside art, culture, modern living and hi-tech start up business.
The regeneration of Circus Street includes many benefits for Brighton & Hove including an estimated investment of over £200 million into Brighton & Hove over the next ten years and the creation of over 350 jobs. It will deliver two landmark public buildings: The Dance Space, a new home for South East Dance which will be a hub that connects world class artists to the local community and a library and teaching building for the University of Brighton which will also run a programme of educational courses that will be open to attendance by the local community.
There will be 142 much-needed sustainable new homes, managed accommodation for up to 450 students, to fuel the under supply of dedicated student accommodation in the city and free up much needed family homes in Brighton. The scheme will also deliver a modern office building including over 3,000 sqm of flexible office space to help growing creative and digital businesses remain and flourish in the city.
New green spaces are an integral part of the site and intended for all to benefit from, including a new public square providing a central outdoor space for a range of creative and leisure activities. 78 new trees will be planted on the development as well as wall and roof gardens and allotments for food growing.
U+I and all our partners, Brighton & Hove City Council, The University of Brighton and South East Dance are entirely committed to ensuring that a new Circus Street is one that has a positive impact on every single person connected with it and pays particular attention to the locality and the benefits that can be brought to the local community.
Circus Street Brighton, BN2 9QF.