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Graham Construction to Deliver First Phase of £200m Brighton Project

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Graham Construction has been appointed by U+I to deliver the first phase of the £200m mixed-use Preston Barracks project in Brighton.

The company will build the seven-storey concrete-framed workspace building which is expected to complete by the end of 2019 and will act as a new commercial hub for businesses and start-ups.

The huge project has been designed by architects Studio Egret and tp bennett and will include 369 new homes, 534 student beds, shops, cafes and workshops. The scheme encompasses two of the University of Brighton sites and will provide additional student accommodation and academic facilities.

Commenting on the appointment, Sarah Chitty, Senior Development Manager at U+I said: "We are excited to be underway with the construction of Preston Barracks, delivering a project that will breathe new life into a derelict site, and will support the economy, academic life and growth of Brighton."

"We're proud to be working with Graham on the first phase of the project. Their commitment to supporting local communities and economies is closely aligned to our own vision to create long lasting benefits for the places in which we work."