Client is housing association The Hyde Group. The contract follows on from a housing regeneration project that Denne is undertaking for Hyde at Cover’s Yard, also in Brighton.
The 8,681 square metre Open Market development will contain 44 market stalls, eight loading bays and 12 workshops for creative industries.
The contract also includes the construction of 87 new affordable homes creating a residential mews development situated in Francis Street.
The market and accompanying housing development, designed by A&Q Architects, will feature triple glazing and low temperature underfloor heating systems, air source heat pumps and green walls. Denne will also install high levels of thermal insulation and heat recovery systems. Of the 87 homes, 79 will achieve Code for Sustainable Homes Level 3 and eight will achieve Level 4. Overall the development will have a BREEAM Excellent rating.
The new market will be run as a social enterprise through an innovative partnership formed between Hyde, Brighton & Hove City Council and market traders. A temporary market has been constructed to enable the market to continue trading during construction.