Edward Street Quarter is a new 300,000ft² mixed-use project being developed in Brighton, UK, by a joint venture of First Base and Patron Capital. The project involves the redevelopment of the two-acre site, formally the location of American Express (AMEX), to create Grade A office space, 168 residential units, leisure and retail space, and a public realm.
The scheme, designed by BuckleyGreyYeoman, is inspired by Brighton’s eclectic street scene and will introduce 130 new trees and 45 plant species in three new public spaces created by renowned landscape designers Spacehub. An on-going project I have been commissioned to develop the public art strategy as part of the 106 condition. With the area’s rich local history and engaging with local residents and stakeholders a series of narrative briefs have been developed.
In the first stage a winning artist has recently been commissioned for the artwork on the west-facing flank wall – to be announced. And in the second stage we will be seeing to engage with a number of local artists and community to develop a series of public realm interventions – watch this space!
Visualisation by BuckleyGreyYeoman.