Michael Grubb Studio has been appointed by Cathedral Group to provide detailed lighting design services for Circus Street Development, Brighton. This new commission follows on from a Lighting Masterplan that was developed by Michael Grubb Studio back in 2013.
The old Municipal Market located on Circus Street in Brighton has been vacant and unloved for a long time. The redevelopment project will turn this site into a vibrant new quarter of the city, an economically and creatively productive neighbourhood where anything from seed swapping to roof-top urban farming and orchard picking sits alongside art, culture, modern living and hi-tech start up business.
The regeneration of Circus Street includes many benefits for Brighton & Hove including an estimated investment of over £200 million into Brighton & Hove over the next ten years and the creation of over 350 jobs. It will deliver two landmark public buildings: The Dance Space, a new home for South East Dance which will be a hub that connects world class artists to the local community and a library and teaching building for the University of Brighton which will also run a programme of educational courses that will be open to attendance by the local community.
There will be 142 much-needed sustainable new homes, managed accommodation for up to 450 students, to fuel the under supply of dedicated student accommodation in the city and free up much needed family homes in Brighton. The scheme will also deliver a modern office building including over 3,000 sqm of flexible office space to help growing creative and digital businesses remain and flourish in the city.
Michael Grubb Studio will be working in collaboration with architects ShedKM, landscape architects J&L Gibbons, Project Management team Gleeds and the client Cathedral Group.