RESIDENTS and businesses are being urged to attend a crucial meeting today to discuss the future of the former Amex House site in Brighton.

The site in Edward Street has been sold to First Base, the developer of another major site in the city.

It is also developing the Anston House site near Preston Park and last month – along with Patron Capital – it agreed a contract for the two-acre former Amex House.

The owners are planning what they call “a vibrant new mixed-use development” which will create new jobs, workspace and homes.

It is also hoped the site will boost the Edward Street area of the city.

But the plans are at a very early stage and now the public are being asked to give their views.

Today’s drop-in session is being held at Millwood Community Centre in Nelson Row, Kingswood Street, Carlton Hill, Brighton, between 4pm and 8pm.

This will be hosted by First Base and Patron Capital.

Residents and businesses are invited to meet the development team to share their aspirations and ambitions for the area and help shape the future of the site.

Lucinda Mitchell, project director at First Base, said: “I look forward to welcoming local residents, businesses and elected representatives to discuss their ideas for the Edward Street site.

“As we work to bring forward plans for its redevelopment, we want to meet with as many local people as possible to get a clear understanding of their ambitions for the site so we can align our plans with their visions.

“First Base and Patron Capital have acquired the site to deliver much-needed homes, workspace and jobs to support Brighton and Hove’s economy.”

London company First Base was founded in 2002 and has established a reputation for buildings and places that are adaptable to the changing needs of communities and businesses.

Work started in April last year to demolish the old Amex HQ.