CONSTRUCTION of 142 green homes which include 450 student bedrooms has been completed.

The £130 million project and has been carried out by regeneration specialist U + I.

It says the project will create 400 jobs and could bring in £200 million into the local economy in the next ten years.

The homes are part of the Circus Street development in Brighton and will add to the city’s skyline due to their towering height.

All the accommodation at Circus Street is designed to be highly energy efficient.

The Argus: Developer U I are behind the Circus Street schemeDeveloper U I are behind the Circus Street scheme

Rob Sloper, development director at U+I, sees the completion is a significant moment for the city.

He said: “Completing the new homes at Circus Street is an important step as part of the transformation of this strategically important site as we look forward to the opening of the new office and dance space later this year.”

“The relationships we have built with Brighton and Hove City Council and the local community have helped us to create an exciting and thriving place, which will be home to healthy and happy community. We are exceptionally proud of what we are delivering in, and for, Brighton.”

The Argus: New photographs of the Circus Street development have been releasedNew photographs of the Circus Street development have been released

Built on ground previously used for a fruit and vegetable market, the development will have a 30,000sqft office space and a cultural hub which will provide space for South East Dance as well as the student accommodation.

The building has photovoltaic panels which will help provide energy without the need for fossil fuels. There are also “green” spaces on the rooftops which will help encourage biodiversity.

There are 600 safe spaces for bicycles, plus more cycle routes and pedestrian zones. For those with cars, there will be underground parking available.

These newly released pictures by Jim Stephenson show the full extent of the height of the buildings. From the top floor, people will have views of the Old Steine, the Royal Pavilion and the seafront. The majority of new built-to-rent flats have balconies.

The regeneration specialist U+I teamed up with Brighton and Hove Council, designers ShedKM and architects TP Bennett.

The Argus: The development offers incredible views across the cityThe development offers incredible views across the city

Hazel Rounding, director at ShedKm believes that the new development has prioritised people and will benefit the area.

She said: “In order to deliver the ambitions of place, ShedKm championed a holistic approach to placemaking across the entire Circus Street development, knitting individual buildings and a wide mix of uses together in a coherent, accessible and welcoming scheme which puts people first.”