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Hundreds More Student Beds Earmarked for Lewes Road

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Plans have been revealed for another block of student housing off Lewes Road in Brighton.

An application has been put forward for the replacement of Enterprise Point on Melbourne Street, which includes 350 student bedrooms, commercial co-working space and affordable housing.

The plans have only just been announced, but Vita Group said it would release further details in due course.

Commenting on the proposed development, Michele Steel, Strategic Planning Director from Vita Group said: "We have an opportunity to create a really outstanding development here which will support a thriving little community area of Brighton, including Saint Martin's School and attractive, well kept homes and apartments, currently residing next to Enterprise Point, which has become increasingly derelict over the past few years."

"We look forward to working with our neighbours and the city to develop designs which deliver something very special at this largely unknown, but substantial site off Lewes Road in Brighton."

The 1950s six-storey office building was in use until the mid-1990s and then converted into a multi-use business centre and was also used as the home for the Access to Music college.

An exhibition showcasing the plans will be held this week.