Four hundred student flats are planned for a site in Moulsecoomb, with a public exhibition being held over two days next week.
McLaren Property, which has built three dedicated student blocks in Lewes Road, on and by the Vogue Gyratory, is proposing a “student housing led mixed-use scheme” at 1 Moulsecoomb Way.
The developer said: “Plans are still evolving but they currently include the provision of 400 student bedrooms in purpose-built accommodation, over 1,000 square metres of employment space as part of supporting the local economy, and 242 square metres of community space to allow public use of the development.”
The company’s website suggests that the site could also include some “affordable” housing.
The website said: “The site, currently occupied by a waste management facility, would provide regeneration of the local area and deliver benefits for the community, while providing much required student residential.”
A dedicated website – www.onemoulsecoombway.co.uk – said: “1 Moulsecoomb Way lies just off Lewes Road, and is a short walking distance from both the University of Brighton and the University of Sussex.
“The site has excellent access to public transport, with multiple bus routes on Lewes Road and Moulsecoomb train station only a ten minute walk away.
“McLaren Property invite local residents, businesses and stakeholders to an exhibition that is being held in order to give them the opportunity to view the emerging proposals for this site.
“The exhibition will include initial sketches, plans and information on the proposals, with opportunity to discuss any questions with members of the project team and provide feedback.”
The public exhibition is taking place at St Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Moulsecoomb Way, Brighton, from noon to 4pm on Wednesday 23 January and from 4pm to 8pm on Thursday 24 January.
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