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Work Starts on Scape Student Living Scheme

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Work has begun on creating hundreds of student beds in Brighton on behalf of Scape Student Living.

Work on the site began last month and will be finished by summer 2020, with Henry Construction being appointed to construct this part of the development. The new scheme will provide student accommodation to help address the shortage of bed spaces in the city.

The accommodation will consist of a mix of cluster flats and studio rooms alongside shared lounge and kitchen spaces.

The project forms part of a £200 million masterplan delivered by U+I in partnership with the University of Brighton and Brighton & Hove City Council.

The development aims to create a thriving new quarter and more than 1,500 new jobs, helping to contribute more than £500m to the economy.

The Preston Barracks and University of Brighton Moulesecoomb Campus sites will include new homes, employment space, student accommodation, academic buildings, shops, cafes and leisure facilities.

Commenting on the scheme, Sarah Chitty, development manager at U+I, said: "We are delighted to be partnering with Scape Student Living on this next phase of our development at Preston Barracks."

"Partnership is central to our work at U+I and Preston Barracks is a fantastic example of how partnering with others from the public and private sector can help deliver complex mixed-used regeneration which will benefit the community."