Moulsecoomb Place

Greengage provided biodiversity, sustainability and social value services for this student housing scheme which also included retaining and renovating an existing 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 the manor house and barn. The existing student accommodation has been demolished and replaced with four student accommodation buildings totalling 568 bedrooms, with the manor house and barn being retained, restored and extended. The scheme is also supported by a student gymnasium/wellbeing 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 was 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.
  • 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.
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