Solutions to five of Brighton and Hove’s most challenging urban development sites were created at the third annual City Charrette, a partnership between Design South East, Brighton and Hove City Council and DesignBrighton on 19 October.

This event brought local architecture, development and planning professionals and Brighton University students together to help shape the future of the city.

The hypothetical proposals were produced at a day-long collaborative design workshop held at Hove Town Hall on 19 October and could inform future redevelopment in the city.

Sponsored by Edward Street Quarter Ltd, a £210m development in partnership First Base and Patron Capital, the collective closely examined five local development sites, chosen in collaboration with the city council, with the aim of producing design solutions and guiding principles for each.

The sites in focus were Madeira Drive, Elder Place, the area north of Hove Station, Portland Street and Foundry Street cluster and Coombe Farm in Saltdean.

Teams of design professionals and students identified the key issues of each site and proposed practical solutions to better suit the needs of the community.

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