The team behind the £100 million development of Circus Street has celebrated it being granted planning permission.

Developers, architects, stakeholders and partners from the Brighton and Hove City Council met where the development will be built.

The site, which is currently home to an old market, university buildings and car park, will be demolished.

In its place will be student accommodation, residential flats, a dance rehearsal building, cafes, shops and a library.

It is estimated the site will put £200 million into the city’s economy over the next 10 years.

Council planning committee chair, councillor Phélim Mac Cafferty, said: “The new Circus Street brings us a host of exciting new developments for a community and an area of our city which has been marginalised too often.

“The design is absolutely stunning with a carefully-chosen palette of materials which echo the architectural history of the city. The city will have truly visionary architecture which is precisely what we need given the density of the build.”