Phased highway improvements to Lewes Road will start on July 9 and take around 26 weeks to complete, to improve traffic flows in preparation for the new developments at Preston Barracks and the University of Brighton’s Moulsecoomb campus.
New junctions, pedestrian crossings and improved cycle lanes are to be added to a section of the Lewes Road from the Queensdown School Road junction down to just before Coombe Road junction in several phases of work.
All work, which will be carried out in stages, will take place on the road itself and any changes to pedestrian crossings and walkways will be signposted.
Sarah Chitty from U+I said, “We’re working with Brighton & Hove City Council, local businesses and residents to make sure there’s minimal disruption during this essential work. Your safety is our priority so please take care and follow the safe routes provided.”
Designed by award-winning architects,HASSELL, Studio Egret West, TP Bennettand Stride Treglown, the development which straddles the Lewes Road, includes 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 area. They also include a new home for the University’s Business School and the ‘Central Research Laboratory’, a project supported with grant funding from Coast to Capital, the Local Enterprise Partnership, which will create hundreds of new jobs.
Detailed, regularly updated plans of the works can be seen at the following website pages and on posters on the hoardings outside Preston Barracks.