Crest Nicholson, Starr Trust to deliver £200m redevelopment project in Hove

WCN Editorial Team 4 Feb 2016 EUROPE BUILDINGS

Crest Nicholson, in collaboration with the Starr Trust, has won a contract from Brighton and Hove City Council for a £200m redevelopment of the King Alfred site on Hove’s seafront in the UK.

The project will involve the construction of a modern public sports centre worth about £40m, 560 flats, community facilities and commercial space.


The new public sports centre will replace the existing 1930s sports centre that will be demolished. The new facility will include three swimming pools, eight badminton courts, a gym, a gymnastics centre, café, crèche, and a martial arts dojo.


The flats will be housed in four main blocks. Nearly 20% of the housing units will be affordable and will be available for rent or shared ownership. The private units will be available for sale and the private rented sector.


The development of the new leisure centre will be partly financed by the sale of the new flats.


A planning application for the project, with architects Haworth Tompkins and LA Architects, is to be submitted in early 2017, with a planning consultation exercise expected in the second half of 2016. The project’s first phase, which includes the new sports centre, is anticipated to open in 2020.

Crest Nicholson regional development director Duncan Innes said: “Our proposals incorporate world-class leisure and community facilities set to benefit local residents, together with outstanding new mixed tenure residential properties in this enviable location on the Hove seafront.


“We look forward to working closely with the council and the wider local community to bring our proposals to life and deliver new investment and vitality to the local area.”

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