Fri, 07 Jul 06
Brighton and Hove City Council have given the green light for a £235 million scheme to build 850 waterfront homes at Brighton Marina.
The homes are part of a development that includes a 40-storey tower with a public viewing gallery and two ‘artistic’ bridges that will create a 2km walkway around the marina and link to the national cycle network, and a new promenade extending over 1.5km west to the recently opened children's Peter Pan Play Area.
The proposals are for a dramatic cluster of buildings that will appear to emerge directly from the sea and create a punctuation mark at the eastern limit of the City.
According to the architects, Wilkinson Eyre, The development will add a 'flotilla' of dynamic elements to the marina, marking the interface between the cliffs, sea and sky.
The development will feature 853 homes, 40% of which will be affordable and will meet an EcoHomes ‘excellent’ rating of 100% putting the scheme in the countries top 2%.
The scheme had been refused planning permission last year, but developers, Brunswick Developments Group has addressed the reasons for refusal, resulting in a reduction of density from 988 apartments to 853 along with a number of other issues such as increasing the parking spaces and providing more open public spaces.
Andrew Goodall, managing director at Brunswick, said: "We welcome this decision, which reflects the overwhelming support we have received for the new application."
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