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Developer defends plans for Brighton's ugliest building
8:50am Monday 11th March 2013 in News
Developers behind the demolition of a building branded the ugliest in Brighton have responded to criticisms about the scheme.
Anston House on Preston Road will be torn down and homes and offices of up to 15 storeys put in its place if plans are passed by Brighton and Hove City Council members on Wednesday, March 13.
At a recent public meeting organised by objectors, architect James Breckell said the flats were too small and what was proposed would transform the Preston Park area into “the ghettos of the future”.
Mark Latham, of developer Urban Splash, said the main concern was the height of the proposed building.
“The majority of the development is actually lower than or the same height as the existing derelict building and other neighbouring buildings along Preston Road, with just two taller elements of 12 and 15 storeys respectively.”
He added: “Our proposals will revitalise this key site.”
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