This was a high rise development forming part of the regeneration of redundant railway land adjacent to Brighton Station. The scheme aimed to revitalise the area and create a truly sustainable community, integrating the principles of sustainability, community, social inclusion and economic vitality, whilst achieving new standards for water and energy use that could be incorporated on future urban residential developments.
The scheme included community and commercial use on the ground and lower ground levels. The residential apartments above provided leasehold sale, shared ownership and rental accommodation. The project included a biomass boiler serving a communal heating and hot water system across both blocks and heat reclaim to the extract ventilation system. These measures, coupled with an external envelope, achieved a 25% reduction in Building Regulation heat loss requirements, signifying a radical departure from current thinking on low energy high rise residential development at the time.