Exclusive tour of newly opened Edward Street Quarter
Last week, local and regional businesses enjoyed a sunny morning tour of Socius’ newest development, Edward Street Quarter, organised by Brighton Chamber and led by our director, Olaide Oboh.
The exclusive tour of our £140 million scheme in Brighton’s Kemp Town included a viewing of the 125,000 sq. ft of flexible office space, which is the largest provision of workspace to be delivered in the city since 1993. Guests also visited the 20,000 sq. ft of space designated for food, beverage, retail and leisure facilities and were given a sneak peek inside one of Edward Street Quarters’ 168 new homes, the majority of which have been bought by local owner occupiers.
Concluding the tour, Olaide showed off three new pieces of public art, including; ‘Neptune’, a ten-metre-high mural, designed by internationally celebrated Brighton artist, Cosmo Sarson; the ‘whale bone’ sculpture, installed at the entrance of the newly re-opened historic Mighell Street by renowned master sculptor Casto Solano; and artwork by iconic artist Bruce Williams, which features a fishing net with designs and stories inspired by our community consultation. All of these exciting art installations pay tribute to Brighton’s fishing heritage and together demonstrate a joined-up approach to creating a cohesive place narrative.
Commenting on the exclusive tour for Brighton Chamber members, Olaide said: “It was great to welcome local and regional businesses to Edward Street Quarter. There was a lot of excitement and enthusiasm for our new high-spec, Grade A office space, which has been designed to create a community of ambitious start-ups, entrepreneurs and established companies.
“We’re always keen to support local enterprises and would like to thank nearby café, Frankie Vaughns for the delicious catering we enjoyed on our tour.”