106 Lewes Road
Quality urban student housing in Brighton
Concept to Completion
Offsite 2017 - Best Use of Hybrid Technology (Shortlisted)
This high quality student housing project marks a transitional gateway site between Brighton and Lewes. Constructed from lightweight prefabricated timber wall sections and CLT slabs and core, it took under 12 months to complete.
The contemporary architecture is carefully designed to reflect its seaside town context, moderating between the historic Regency style architecture of Brighton’s centre to the south and the modernist university campus to the north.
Sculpted windows in alternate patterns draw light into the student suites, situated around the perimeter of the building, and animate the façade. The accommodation also features an outdoor terrace and double-height internal communal spaces.
The project elevates the civic presence of Brighton’s student housing, and turns the once derelict site into a defining visual entry point for the dynamic university town.