Vita Group will reveal £60 million proposals for the full redevelopment of the run down Enterprise Point office building on Melbourne Street, off Lewes Road, this week on July 12.
Draft designs present a vibrant mixed use scheme to be built on the brownfield site, including 350 quality, purpose built student bedrooms, commercial co-work space and affordable housing. The buildings sit around a courtyard area set back from the road with improved public realm.
Michele Steel, Strategic Planning Director from Vita Group said, “We have an opportunity to create a really outstanding development here which will support a thriving little community area of Brighton, including Saint Martin’s School and attractive, well kept homes and apartments, currently residing next to Enterprise Point, which has become increasingly derelict over the past few years.”
“We look forward to working with our neighbours and the city to develop designs which deliver something very special at this largely unknown, but substantial site off Lewes Road in Brighton.”
Enterprise Point is a 1950s six-storey office building constructed into a steeply sloping site. Until the mid 1990s it was used as an office building and then converted into a multi-use business centre, with the three lower levels used for a mixture of industrial and office space, whilst the three upper levels were used for a combination of office and leisure uses. It has become outdated and rundown, no longer fit for purpose or successful as a commercial space.
Vita Group is known for quality developments across the UK , including high quality, well-managed and serviced student accommodation and residential apartments in cities including Manchester, Newcastle, Southampton, York and Bristol.
The public is invited to visit the exhibition and meet the design team at 4-8pm on Thursday 12thJuly at the URC Church Hall, Saunders Park Rise West, Brighton BN2 4EU, next to the B&Q trading estate.
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