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Preston Circus Fire Station Roof

This site is the Preston Circus fire station.  This stands on the site of a former brewery, and the present fire station was constructed in the 1930s, which included residential accommodation for fire officers. Click here for more history of this site.

Brighton and Hove City Council had discussions recently with East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service regarding the use of the existing upper floors which we think the fire service use for training and other important activities. We look forward to finding out more and whether their plans could be compatible with our proposal for the 8 flats on the roof.

We think the best sort of homes here would be 1, 2 and 3 bed flats with the same access core as the original fire officer flats. It's sometimes not possible to share access stairs for safety reasons. In this case we would then have to build a new separate access core (stairs and lift), which would make the project financially unviable for private-profit developers. Critically though, it shows a small surplus for a not-for-profit developer such as Little Ships. As long as the project doesn't lose money we will do what needs to be done to get homes built here.

  • Number of homes − 8
  • Total development cost − £1,900,000
  • Location − Brighton and Hove
  • Ownership − East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service
  • Current status − Site identified
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