Plans for homes on old Amex House site submitted

Plans for the old Amex House sitePlans for the old Amex House site
Plans for the old Amex House site
The developer of the old American Express headquarters in Brighton has submitted its plans for 168 homes and offices on the site.

Developers First Base, in partnership with Patron Capita, has submitted the proposals for the £100 million project to Brighton and Hove City Council planners.

Its plans for the Edward Street site include 168 new homes and workspace for up to 1,250 employees, along with car and cycle parking. Following feedback from residents and businesses, the scheme will also introduce three new green spaces, the developer said.

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Lucinda Mitchell, project director at First Base, said: “We are excited to be embarking on this much needed project that will deliver modern workspace, jobs and homes for Brighton.

“We look forward to working closely with local residents, businesses, stakeholders and Brighton and Hove Council over the coming months to advance our plans and deliver a scheme that works for the city.

“We have taken careful thought and consideration to the issues affecting the immediate area around the development, which we will continue throughout the stages of planning.”

First Base and Patron Capital acquired the former Amex House site in 2017. The developers said all new buildings as part of the proposed scheme will be between three and eight storeys – lower than the previous ‘Wedding Cake’ structure.