Crest Nicholson and Starr Trust partnership picked for £200m Hove seafront redevelopment

Crest Nicholson and Starr Trust have been selected by Brighton and Hove city council for a £200m redevelopment of the King Alfred site on Hove’s seafront. 

The joint venture between beat Bouygues to the contract following a year-long process.

The scheme includes a new £40m public sports centre with three swimming pools, eight badminton courts, a 120 piece gym, a gymnastics centre, café and crèche as well as a martial arts dojo.

It will also see four residential blocks ranging in height up to 18-storeys containing 560 flats, of which 20% will be affordable.

A planning application is expected to be submitted, with architects Haworth Tompkins and LA Architects, in early 2017 following a planning consultation exercise in the second half of 2016.

The first phase of the development, including the new public sports centre, could be open as early as 2020.

Duncan Innes, regional development director at Crest Nicholson, said the company was delighted to be selected, while Starr Trust chairman & founder Rob Starr said the organisation was looking forward to regenerating the western seafront.