As decision day draws nigh for the transformation of Preston Barracks two contemporary designs are battling it out for final selection.
A developer is due to be appointed in early 2004 and the field has been narrowed to CDHA and Urban Catalyst. The two were chosen from four partnerships that presented proposals to Brighton & Hove City Council, the Regeneration Partnership and SEEDA on Friday 7 November.
The two schemes were selected on the basis that they met the specifications to create local jobs, build new homes and provide a range of community facilities.
Preston Barracks, the former Ministry of Defence site on Lewes Road, is earmarked for a mixed development of businesses and accommodation including 40% of affordable housing aimed at key workers.
Finance Chief Simon Burgess said, "We had a fantastic level of interest for Preston Barracks and we are very happy with the final two chosen to transform this disused site. All four finalists set a benchmark for urban development and any of them would have made a significant contribution to the area. We have now narrowed the options to two, both of which would make a welcome presence at our city's north east gateway.”
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