A ROAD from Brighton's past is to be brought back to life as part of a major development in the city.

A lost part of Mighell Street will be restored to its former glory as part of the new Edward Street Quarter development.

The Victorian street was largely demolished in the 1970s and only a small section of the original road remains.

But the street - formerly known as Richmond Road - is now being reinstated and pedestrian access will be restored.

When it is reopened it will link Edward Street and Carlton Hill.

The Argus: A lost part of Mighell Street will be restored to its former glory as part of the new Edward Street Quarter developmentA lost part of Mighell Street will be restored to its former glory as part of the new Edward Street Quarter development

Property developer First Base is also planning a new piece of public artwork to act as a gateway to the site.

Project director Steve Eccles said: “We’re so excited about this sculptural gateway and about restoring the lost part of Mighell Street which was once part of the fabric of Victorian Brighton.

“It’s very important for new developments to have a sense of place about them and to have links with the local area. We hope that restoring memories of Mighell Street will bring joy to local residents.

The Argus: What the Edward Street Quarter development will look likeWhat the Edward Street Quarter development will look like

"Apart from two listed buildings, the rest of Mighell Street was demolished in the 1970s, so it’s great to see this thoroughfare make a comeback and to celebrate its return with a sculptural gateway.”

Mighell Street was named after Philip Mighell, who was a local landowner at the end of the 18th century.

The gateway is one of two areas designated for public art at the Edward Street Quarter, based on the site of the former Amex House.

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Artists have been expressing their interest and their submissions will be judged by a panel. A winner will be announced on March 5.

The Edward Street Quarter is a £120 million redevelopment of the former Amex House, owned by developer First Base and Patron Capital.

Designed by Buckley Gray Yeoman, it is inspired by Brighton’s eclectic street scene.

The scheme will be 110,000 sq ft of space for the city's media and creative sectors and wider corporate community, making it the largest provision of workspace provided in the city since 1993.