We took the complex, interconnected and complementary mix of uses and have given each a separate building.
2787 m2 office
1300 m2 dance space
870 m2 retail
450 student rooms
Working with U+I to help achieve their ambitions for a unique, mixed-use regeneration project inspired by its community and location, we masterplanned Circus Street, designing each plot from inception and acting as design guardian through to completion. This project for U+I, Brighton & Hove City Council, University of Brighton and South-East Dance knits a new ‘innovation quarter’ into the historic heart of Brighton. We have created a place which feels like an integral part of the city from day one whilst being designed with longevity in mind. A place built to last and be loved, inspired by its community and location for Brighton and about Brighton.
We have designed a rich mix of buildings and spaces that take cues from the city’s varied building styles and influences and sought to reinterpret these into a forward-thinking and modern urban environment.
The masterplan delivers a mix of uses including housing, student accommodation, office, retail and dance spaces all located around new, green public realm. Our approach introduced variety, contrast and detail to create a rich yet coherent visual mix. Colours, materials, fenestration size, scales, massing and proportions have all been integral in creating a scheme which makes a positive contribution to a continuously evolving neighbourhood.