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Preston Barracks

We are delivering one of Brighton’s biggest ever regeneration projects
Public Private Partnership

Preston Barracks, Brighton

Working in partnership with Brighton & Hove City Council and University of Brighton, we’re delivering one of Brighton’s biggest ever regeneration projects. It will create over 1,500 jobs and inject more than £280 million into the local economy over the next ten years.

We secured planning permission in December 2017 for the comprehensive regeneration of Preston Barracks and the University of Brighton’s Moulsecoomb campus. This consent set in motion one of the city’s biggest ever mixed-use regeneration schemes and we subsequently completed the sale of the student accommodation element in February 2018, allowing the scheme to commence onsite.

Our £200 million GDV project – part of a wider scheme – will establish the Lewes Road area as a thriving new academic and economic corridor in Brighton. Preston Barracks, once owned by the Ministry of Defence, has been derelict for decades but it has a rich and vibrant past, dating back to 1793. Today, work is underway to bring the site back to life.

The development will deliver 369 new homes, including affordable housing, and 534 student bedrooms in managed halls of residence, meeting a widely recognised shortfall in the city.  Our scheme also includes a new home for the University’s Business School and a 50,000 sq. ft. innovation hub for start-ups and SME businesses. This will create hundreds of new jobs and is supported by grant funding from Coast to Capital, the Local Enterprise Partnership.

This transformational project will create a thriving space for local businesses, bringing tangible benefits to the local community and the city as a whole.



Cllr Warren Morgan, Former Leader of Brighton & Hove City Council

"This is an enormous boost for homes, jobs and businesses..."

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Cllr Warren Morgan, Former Leader of Brighton & Hove City Council

“This is an enormous boost for homes, jobs and businesses in the city, a landmark development finally making good use of a site that has been derelict for decades. It’s a great step forward for the University of Brighton and will provide a significant amount of student accommodation that will help reduce the pressure on our housing stock. The city council is pleased to be part of this creative partnership regeneration project with U+I which will bring huge benefit to the city and to the community around Lewes Road. “ Cllr Warren Morgan, Former Leader of Brighton & Hove City Council


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