Project Description

Parker Dann assisted the University of Sussex with this important development project for a key site within its campus which adjoins the South Downs National Park and contains a number of important post-war listed buildings.

The new building, consisting of over 8,000 sq m of new floorspace, a 500 seat lecture theatre and a new landscaped courtyard replaced buildings of limited design quality which were expensive to maintain and no longer fit for purpose. The proposal was developed in close consultation with Planning Officers from Brighton and Hove City Council and other statutory consultees in order that all the key issues were properly addressed in the design and the planning application submission.

Parker Dann acted as agents for the planning application and coordinated the preparation and submission of a range of supporting documents for it from the design team for the project. The City Council’s Planning Committee resolved to grant permission for the development within 11 weeks of the submission of the application.