Brighton Circus Street development nears completion

A major city centre development in Brighton is nearing completion 18 months after work started on the project.

It is hoped that businesses will be able to move into the new offices in Circus Street from May this year.

The development contains six main floors of office space offering 30,000 sq ft of space to businesses.

There wil also be bike storage, underground parking and a retail space on the ground floor, and landscaped public spaces outside the building.

A new image released this week (below) shows the building’s penthouse, and the wrap-around terrace on the top floor, with views stretching over Old Steine and the Royal Pavilion to Brighton seafront.

How offices will look at the top of the Circu Street development in Brighton

How offices will look at the top of the Circu Street development in Brighton

Rob Sloper, development director at Circus Street developers U+I Plc, said: “The city of Brighton and Hove has identified a real need for new, high-quality office space for small and medium businesses to grow into, and the Covid pandemic has created a major new demand for best-in-class office space to attract and retain the best talent.

“At Circus Street, award winning architects Shedkm have conceived a design-led, state-of-the-art, flexible space with energy efficiency and the very best digital connectivity at its core – and more, it’s right in the middle of a wider new cultural quarter we are creating – a place not designed just for work, but an eclectic place to stay and enjoy, inside and out.”

The building is environmentally sustainable and has been built, developers say, to enhance the wellbeing of those inside. As a result, it has been granted a BREEAM Excellent certification – a sustainability assessment method for projects.

Views from the upper floors of the Circus Street development in Brighton Credit: Jim Stephenson

Views from the upper floors of the Circus Street development in Brighton Credit: Jim Stephenson

Mr Sloper said: “The location and stunning eco-friendly design make this a prime spot for digital and tech businesses and creative and design companies to call home.

“We’re also looking for exciting and innovative independent retailers and hospitality businesses to populate the ground floor and help to create a thriving and diverse neighbourhood at the heart of Brighton.”

Developers hope Circus Street will create a “lively new area of the city where people can live, work and enjoy culture”.

This includes new homes, public squares, street level cafés and shops, public artworks and a new Dance Space which will become the home of South East Dance – a Brighton arts charity.

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