[cs_content][cs_section bg_image=”http://centuriongroupuk.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Pavilion-normal-1.jpg” parallax=”false” separator_top_type=”none” separator_top_height=”50px” separator_top_angle_point=”50″ separator_bottom_type=”none” separator_bottom_height=”50px” separator_bottom_angle_point=”50″ style=”margin: 0px;padding: 45px 0px;min-height: 40vh;”][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″ style=”padding: 0px;”] [/cs_column][/cs_row][/cs_section][cs_section bg_color=”hsl(0, 0%, 100%)” parallax=”false” separator_top_type=”none” separator_top_height=”50px” separator_top_angle_point=”50″ separator_bottom_type=”none” separator_bottom_height=”50px” separator_bottom_angle_point=”50″ style=”margin: 0px;padding: 80px 0px 45px;”][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”3/4″ style=”padding: 0px;”][cs_text class=”cs-ta-center header white-text” style=”margin-bottom: 5px;font-size: 28px;”]Centurion Group Submits Regeneration Plans for Brighton Square[/cs_text][cs_text class=”cs-ta-center white-text”]07 Mar 2013[/cs_text][x_line class=”break-line top-line” style=”margin-top: 40px;margin-bottom: 40px;max-width: 100px;border-top-width: 1px;”][cs_text class=”white-text”]On Wednesday 6th March 2013, Centurion Group submitted plans for the regeneration of Brighton Square to Brighton & Hove City Council.

Following a successful and informative pre-application consultation stage at the end of 2012 and further pre-application discussions with Brighton & Hove City Council, Brighton based property company Centurion Group and RBS Global Restructuring Group submitted proposals to planners for a comprehensive regeneration scheme in the heart of Brighton Lanes.

RBS is seeking consent to build a new lane, to be named Hanningtons Lane, between Brighton Place and Meeting House Lane, replacing the old, part-derelict Hanningtons Department Store service yard and providing new links to North Street and Brighton Square. The scheme is to also include new residential and office accommodation. Simultaneously, Centurion is proposing to enhance and refurbish the Brighton Square portfolio, revitalising the 1960s buildings with a mixture of uses, including small unit retail, residential and a boutique hotel, accessed from Brighton Place.

Close co-operation between the two landowners, Brighton & Hove City Council and key local stakeholders is aiming to ensure that the separate applications work together under a strategic master plan, to regenerate the wider Lanes area.

Director in RBS Global Restucturing Group, Joss Brushfield said: “The proposed development will bring disused storage and service areas into economic use, generating jobs, attracting shoppers and tourists and creating economic and physical regeneration in the heart of Brighton. The design and quality need to be of the highest standards in order to make this work with the rest of the Lanes and we are working in close co-operation with local architects, Morgan Carn, local agents Ellis & Partners and development managers Landid to ensure that we deliver the very best development, as Brighton deserves”.

Director at Centurion Group, Ed Allison-Wright stated: “After a long year of due diligence and a successful pre-application consultation with traders and other key local stakeholders, providing valuable feedback that has enabled us to inform our design, we have submitted plans for a regeneration scheme that is aimed at marking the start of a new chapter for the heart of Brighton Lanes. In recent times, as I am regularly reminded by local traders, Brighton Lanes and particularly parts of the Brighton Square portfolio has lost some of its vibrancy and attraction, partly due to the success of the Cultural Quarter and North Laine, but also due to the lack of evolution and adaptation to the part derelict service yard to the North of us [the RBS ownership] and to our 1960s portfolio, Brighton Square, which has somewhat lost its spark in today’s market. Centurion Group’s connection with Brighton Square has spanned generations, as its original developer in the 1960s was Charles Hunnisett, the grandfather of our current Executive Chairman, Charles Draycott. We therefore seek to meet certain life-long ambitions for the group in relation to the Brighton Square portfolio, through implementing this scheme”.

John McLean, Director at Morgan Carn Partnership architects stated, “This is a tremendously exciting, once in a lifetime opportunity to be part of a major rejuvenation that will transform this tired and rundown area into a high quality shopping and dining destination”.

Tony Mernagh, Executive Director of Brighton & Hove Economic Partnership, stated: “Much of the attention around physical developments in the city is focussed on the big sites like Toads Hole Valley and Hove Station but it is equally essential that the Old Town is able to hold its own in the city’s overall “offer”, particularly to the 8.5 million visitors that support a large part of the local economy. I am delighted to see neighbouring landowners Centurion and RBS submitting plans for the first new development in the Old Town for many years. It is an exciting opportunity that will very much complete a part of the jigsaw that is world famous Lanes”.[/cs_text][cs_text class=”white-text”]Return to news article list[/cs_text][/cs_column][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/4″ style=”padding: 0px;”][x_image type=”none” src=”http://centuriongroupuk.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/thumb_1139_brighton_square-thumb.jpg” alt=”” link=”false” href=”#” title=”” target=”” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover” info_content=”” style=”margin-bottom: 0px;”][x_image type=”none” src=”http://centuriongroupuk.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/thumb_brighton_lanes_entrance_thumb.jpg” alt=”” link=”false” href=”#” title=”” target=”” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover” info_content=”” style=”margin-top: 10px;”][/cs_column][/cs_row][/cs_section][/cs_content]