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News - 15 August 2017

Old Brighton Met site to be converted to residential

The Brighton Met [formerly City College] Construction & Trades Centre in Preston Road will be converted into 25 apartments.

The 1870s Victorian red-brick property is no longer required by the FE college because it has opened a new £9m state-of-the-art construction training centre at its east campus.

Developers Aligned Property bought the site in October last year and Brighton & Hove planning committee backed the proposal to convert the site into housing last week because the building had “passed its usefulness” as an educational centre.

The new scheme involves a mixture of one, two and three bedroom apartments, 40% of which will be affordable and the scheme will also bring more than £130,000 of improvements to nearby open spaces, schools and indoor sport facilities.


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