Greengage supported the delivery of a number of planning documents for Moulsecoomb Place, which includes new student accommodation and the refurbishment of a listed Manor House and Tithe Barn.
The site is located in Brighton and Hove to the north-east of Brighton town and was formerly 163 bed student accommodation in the grounds of a manor house and barn. The existing student accommodation has been demolished and replaced with 4 student accommodation buildings totalling 568 bedrooms, and the manor house and barn being retained, restored and extended. The scheme is also supported by a student gymnasium/well-being studio, flexible community space and commercial floorspace. The listed Manor House and Tithe Barn have been retained for use by Moulsecoomb Social Club and a public house, restaurant, hotel and events space.
Greengage were appointed to carry out a number of services across the EcIA assessment work as well as a bat survey, equalities impact assessment and health impact assessment. These explored;
· The impact of the redevelopment on the natural environment, protected species and the incoming building users in relation to open space;
· The building’s impact on public health, specifically focusing on daylight in spaces, access to services, capacity of public and health facilities, active travel routes and healthy local food production;
· The potential for a 23.97% uplift in biodiversity units on site through landscaping proposals and overall long-term positive impact on biodiversity on site; and
· The positive impact on the local economy through creation of local jobs, reliance on a local supply chain, student expenditure in a hyper-local environment and meeting local plan needs for additional student accommodation within the city.