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Moulsecoomb Campus Development Gets the Go Ahead

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The green light has been given to transform the Preston Barracks site in Brighton as part of a £300 million campus development project.

The University of Brighton saw their proposals unanimously approved by Brighton and Hove City Council. Under the plans, the derelict site will be transformed to provide 369 homes, 1,338 student bedrooms and a new home for the business school.

Commenting on the development, professor Debra Humphris, vice-chancellor of the University of Brighton, said: "We are delighted that our plans have been approved. This partnership aims to deliver one of the most ambitious and transformational projects for the city in a neighbourhood where meaningful regeneration is long overdue. The scheme has the potential to have a huge positive impact both for the local community and wider city, as we look to deliver on our aspiration to create an inspiring place where people can live, work and learn together."

The project is to be delivered in partnership with developers U + I and Brighton & Hove City Council and is expected to create over 1,500 jobs and attract over £500 million into the city over the next ten years.

Work is expected to start in October with full completion by August 2021.