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McLaren to take ahead mixed use student accommodation scheme at Brighton

McLaren to deliver 191-home London Hale Wharf final phase

The recent approval for Central Brighton’s mixed-use student accommodation development allows McLaren Property to start construction works. This development will see the replacement of an outdated building with new sustainable retail units and student accommodation.

McLaren Property will associate with Morgan Carn Architects and engineering consultancy Howard Ward Associates (HWA) as positioned within Brighton’s regeneration area. This is to help deliver the new five-storey building.

The construction will witness 156 student bedrooms, a new reception area and a communal interior and exterior spaces, once completion is done. Midlands-based HWA has been appointed to provide structural engineering to the project. The construction is due to begin in mid 2022.

The installation of new retail units will be on the ground floor of the development. It will present an entirely refreshed shop front which holds a prominent position amongst London Road’s high street stores.

Regeneration is actively encouraged by Brighton and Hove City Council and this development will be part of the New England Quarter and London Road Development Area. The new scheme will also see the regeneration of the former Marks and Spencer site.

The building will achieve a BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) rating of ‘Excellent’ as part of the environmentally friendly design. It will also feature solar panels on a green roof.

There are also sustainable features including air source heat pumps as its primary heat source and planted outdoor spaces. The tree growth area will be maintained using recycled rainwater. The development will also be car-free and have cycle route access and storage spaces.



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