Barry Jessup, Director at First Base, said “This is an exciting project for us; not only is it our first in Brighton, it provides the opportunity to deliver much needed new homes and creative work space in a fantastic setting in Preston Park. We look forward to working closely with stakeholders and Brighton & Hove Council over the coming months to further advance our plans.”
The Anston House area has been a long standing eyesore for the otherwise beautiful Preston Park area. As well as providing a financial injection into the local area it’s also likely to improve security for those accessing the train station, parks and local schools in the area due to the increased usage of the area. It’s also going to offer 230 new homes in Brighton and Hove in an attempt to match the ever increasing demand for housing in the city. It’s not yet known how much the flats will be available for, but it’s likely due to their central location paired with its close proximity to Brighton train station and the city centre itself the flats will be available at a sizeable fee.
It’s now just a matter of waiting to see if the proposals are to be granted planning permission by the local council as another consortium plans to redevelop Anston House back in 2013 were rejected at this stage.
What do you think of the planned redevelopment of Anston House? The last remaining blemish on Preston Park is likely to be finally scrapped, creating jobs and developing travel infrastructure in the meanwhile!