2,000 workspaces have been made available to lease in the Edward Street Quarter, the largest commercial development in central Brighton in the last 25 years.

Edward Street Quarter is the £120 million redevelopment of the former AMEX House in Brighton. The 150,000 sq ft commercial element due to be on site this year will include 110,000 sq ft of office space.

Designed by BuckleyGreyYeoman, Edward Street Quarter is inspired by Brighton’s eclectic street scene and will introduce a new high-quality public realm, with three new public spaces created by renowned landscape designers Spacehub.

Mixed-use developer First Base and Patron Capital have announced the appointment of Cushman & Wakefield, CF Commercial and SHW as agents for the development.

Cushman & Wakefield and SHW have been appointed as office agents for the scheme, which will deliver 110,000 sq ft of flexible space for Brighton’s burgeoning media and creative sectors and wider corporate community, making it the largest provision of workspace to be delivered in the city since 1993.

SHW and CF Commercial will lead on the marketing of 40,000 sqft targeting food and beverage, gyms, cinemas and retail units.

Edward Street Quarter will also comprise 168 new homes, comprising a mix of private and affordable units to meet local demand.

Demolition of AMEX House is complete, with construction set to commence in early summer 2019.

Steve Eccles, Project Director at First Base, commented: “The growth of Brighton’s creative sector has been frustrated by a shortage of quality workspace, so we anticipate strong demand for the space we are delivering at Edward Street Quarter. We look forward to working with our agents to create an exciting mix of businesses, cafes and restaurants at this new neighbourhood in central Brighton.”

Gavin Stewart, Executive Director, Brighton and Hove Economic Partnership, which is a member of Greater Brighton, said: “It’s no secret that Brighton and Hove is in desperate need of additional housing as well as Grade A office space to support many of the 16,000 businesses that exist in the city. This development delivers just that along with a range of additional enhancements that will support the local community to the East of Brighton for generations to come.”

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