Brighton Marina developers submit plans for 1,000 homes and 28-storey tower

Proposals for 1,000 new homes in buildings up to 28 storeys at Brighton Marina have been submitted to planners.

Thursday, 25th April 2019, 3:03 pm
Updated Thursday, 25th April 2019, 3:08 pm
The plans for the Outer Harbour development at Brighton Marina

Developers have revealed plans for the Outer Harbour area of the Marina, with eight buildings between eight and 19 storeys high, alongside a 28 storey tower.

The height of the tower was reduced from 40 storeys, in a previous plan approved in 2006.

Full planning permission is being sought for the first phase of 480 homes, with outline permission being sought for the final phase of up to 520 homes.

Katie Sullivan, managing director of Brighton Marina Group, said: “We are delighted to have submitted our planning application to deliver new high quality, private and affordable, homes in a scheme which improves connectivity with Brighton and Hove and enhances Brighton Marina as a whole.”

The new homes include a mix of one, two and three bedrooms, with some affordable shared ownership homes, developers said.

The plans include new public spaces and pedestrian walkways, with a variety of private and publicly accessible gardens, as well as retail and business space.

Tim Gledstone, partner at architect firm Squire and Partners said “Our designs take inspiration from the bold and optimistic Regency architecture of Brighton and Hove characterised by green squares and crescents, and its endurance over time to cope with extreme elements and diversification of people and lifestyle.

"Alongside high quality new homes we have created attractive spaces for the public and marina residents, providing access to the waterfront around the site for people to enjoy views of the sea, the city and the marina waterfront against the backdrop of the cliffs.

"The newly-created marina environment offers an opportunity for a world class contemporary coastal landscape and a new way to enjoy Brighton.”

Ms Sullivan said: “We have given careful thought and consideration to the issues affecting the wider marina, and we will continue to do so throughout the stages of planning.

“Our vision is to create housing and public spaces which set a benchmark for the future development of Brighton Marina in terms of architecture, way finding, efficiency and sustainability.

“Alongside the new homes, we intend to deliver the amenities and infrastructure necessary to make a genuine and balanced community flourish.”

To find out more about the plans, visit: www.outerharbourdevelopment.co.uk