Circus Street

Brighton’s new social, cultural and economic Quarter. Regenerating the circus street Area.
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Specialist regeneration developers U+I are transforming the Circus Street area of Brighton into a new, vibrant and economically productive quarter of the city.

U+I - the new name for Cathedral Group - is a property regeneration company that transforms undervalued parts of towns and cities into communities where people and enterprise can thrive. The company is a product of a merger between Development Securities PLC and Cathedral Group, two of the UK’s leading property companies.

With a portfolio of mixed-use regeneration projects in London, the South East, Manchester and Dublin we bring creativity and innovation to some of the most exciting opportunities in the property market. We combine financial strength and commercial acumen, a strong track record of working in partnership with public bodies, a commitment to the highest standards of design and architecture and a careful curation of place and history, to deliver long-term, sustainable change and value for our diverse stakeholder groups.

As specialist Public Private Partnership developers, U+I has a long track record of working with local authorities on regeneration projects across London and the South East developing creative solutions for difficult places, employing the best designers and paying uncompromising attention to detail.

Projects include:

  • The Deptford Project, with Lewisham Council - a £42m scheme that will deliver 132 new homes, artisan workshop units and a new market square, all minutes from Deptford Mainline Railway Station. During planning, U+I installed the Deptford Project Café, a converted 1960’s commuter train carriage, on the site. A series of creative events including highly successful Silent Cinema outdoor film screenings and a graduate art market has secured worldwide media attention. Due for completion in Winter 2015. (CGI by7 – t)
  • St Mark's Square, Bromley, a brand new cultural and recreational quarter in the heart of Bromley town centre, in a public private partnership with Bromley Council. The mixed-use development includes new homes, a cinema complex, a hotel and family restaurants around a central public plaza. Currently on site.
  • Cross Quarter, Abbey Wood. This formally vacant industrial site lies adjacent to Abbey Wood station which will become the South East terminus for Crossrail in 2018. The Cross Quarter Partnership; a joint venture between U+I and Berkshire Investment Capital has now completed the first phase of this £85 million mixed-use regeneration scheme which includes a new Sainsbury’s food store, retail space for and commercial space for start ups, 220 new apartments and a nursery.
  • The Old Vinyl Factory in Hayes, Middlesex, the former HQ for EMI and His Master’s Voice, is being redeveloped in at £250m partnership with Development Securities PLC. Studio Egret West is masterplanning the site, leading a team that also includes Allford Hall Monaghan Morris and Duggan Morris Architects. Currently on site.
  • Clapham One, with Lambeth Council – an £80m dual-site scheme where a new library and leisure centre were completed in Clapham in 2012, funded by the development of private and public residential accommodation, at zero public cost.

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