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🟩 GreenBricks Building of the Week 🟩 Circus Street

Seaside green


A 1792 city map was used as a blueprint for this development, inspired by Brighton Lanes’ historic origin, creating an intimate, human-scaled place. Circus Street provides bones for a new and playful neighbourhood.


📍Location


🏢Building Details

  • 30,000 sq. ft. flexible managed office space across 6 floors, inc. workshops for start-ups

  • Vibrant mixed-use scheme, featuring 450 student apartments + new HQ for arts charity South East Dance

  • AJ100 Building of the Year 2022


👷🏾‍♀️Developer & Contractor


✍️Architects & Engineers


🌱Sustainability

  • BREEAM Excellent + EPC B + WiredScore Platinum

  • Regeneration of derelict brownfield site: former municipal fruit + veg market unloved and unused for 12 years

  • Focus on biodiversity with 100 trees + 10,000 new plants planted + green roof with PV panels

  • Internal secure cycle storage + underground parking with electric car charging

  • Set to create 400 new jobs + add £200 million gross value to local economy over next 10 years


🥦 Wellbeing

  • Extensive community consultation: over 100,000 people attended planning workshops + activities over 2 years = development feels as though it has emerged organically rather than being imposed

  • Penthouse office with wrap-around terrace + spectacular sea views

  • Studio space for international performances, community yoga + dance classes

  • Space for local public art installations, including playful sculptural bollards designed by Sir Antony Gormley


🎈Bonus feature

Brighton has been identified as top location for businesses to open an alternative office outside London. However, 32% of senior decision makers in Brighton-based businesses say there is a lack of quality offices in the city – a shortage driving up rents. Circus Street fills a gaping market gap.



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