Edward Street Quarter Masterplan
In-line with the Council’s Planning Brief, our vision for the former Amex House site is for a mixed-use scheme with homes and workspace.
Using the feedback from local residents, businesses and stakeholders, our designers, award winning BuckleyGreyYeoman have developed proposals that will deliver:
- 168 new homes; a mix of private and affordable.
- 160,000 sq ft of workspace.
- Green spaces for residents and the local community.
- Buildings that will bring activity to Edward Street.
- Reconnect Edward Street and John Street; by reinstating Mighell Street.
The buildings will vary in height from three storeys to eight storeys and the architectural design will be taken from the local area and context.
The majority of the ground floor spaces will be open and permeable; occupied by a range of independent cafes and restaurants as well as services that support new and existing residents.
Brighton and Hove has a desire to become the UK’s first truly sustainable city. Our plans for Edward Street quarter will contribute to this by:
- Delivering three new high-quality green spaces that are easily accessible and can be enjoyed at all times of the day.
- Introducing new elm trees, attracting wildlife into the City and boosting Brighton’s internationally renowned elm population.
- Encouraging zero waste during construction and providing recycling facilities across homes and businesses.
- Protecting and restoring biodiversity, through provision of bird boxes and planting to attract local wildlife.
Our proposals for Edward Street Quarter will deliver significant benefits for the local community and bring long term benefits for Brighton.
To ensure that we capture these benefits for local residents, we are devising a social value framework that will enable all contractors and businesses involved with the redevelopment to monitor and measure the impact that they will make.
This could be everything from apprenticeships, to new jobs to affordable workspace and a range of other local initiatives that benefit local residents.