The first pictures of revised £100 million plans to create Brighton and Hove's "most sustainable development” have been released, with work starting as early as next year.

After months of consultation, the finishing touches have now been made to the scheme to transform the derelict municipal market building in Circus Street, Brighton.

Developers Cathedral Group believes the proposal will bring more than £200 million into the city over the next ten years and create more than 600 jobs.

It is now up to Brighton and Hove City Council's planning committee to decide if it gets the go ahead with work potentially starting in the summer.

Martyn Evans, creative director of Cathedral Group, said: “Our vision is to create a productive quarter of Brighton, economically and creatively, right on the site of the old fruit and vegetable market; a friendlier, greener neighbourhood where anything from seed swapping to roof top urban farming and orchard picking sits alongside art, culture, modern living and hi-tech start-up business.”

Consultation started in February and was followed by a public exhibition.

The final plans are for 142 properties, a community space and small 'Brighton-centric' independent retail and cafe units, which developers claim will “bring the street level to life day and night”.

It will also deliver two landmark public buildings: The Dance Space, a new home for South East Dance; and a library and teaching building for the University of Brighton.

More than 3,000sqm of flexible office space and halls of residence for up to 486 University of Brighton students will also be provided.

The buildings will be built around public squares and pedestrianised road, which will be able to host street events and outdoor performance.

Eco-measures include a fruit tree orchard, green roofs, living walls, bird boxes, grey water recycling and food growing pathways.

Jamie Watton, artistic director at South East Dance, said: “The Dance Space will not only enable us to create a world class hub for dance professionals, but also provide a huge range of dance opportunities for local people.”

Professor Anne Boddington, dean of the University of Brighton's Faculty of Arts, said: “We see this as a great opportunity to extend the facilities we have for our students and staff.

“The new library and learning centre for the arts will showcase our extraordinary creative resources and include publically accessible space, allowing us to invite the city's communities to collaborate and see our work and our historic design collections.”

The council said it expects to make a decision on the plans early next year.

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