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Date: 31 March 2004
Title: New Dedicated Website For Residents Comment

Brighton based City Gateway Developments have announced the launch of a new website primarily to collate comments from Portslade residents. The development which will incorporate some five hundred new apartments, including 40% social housing, a health and fitness club, showrooms, restaurants, media centre, dance studios, a medical centre and offices is due to go to planning in the course of the next two weeks. Comments can now be posted on &

There has been strong support from local businesses, official and residents for the scheme which is designed to regenerate the area and bring in much needed jobs and facilities as well as housing. Ivor Caplin, the Labour Member of Parliament for Hove and Portslade said: ”This is an excellent regeneration scheme for a Brownfield site – buying much-needed homes, business and leisure space together. I am sure that it will be popular with locals in Portslade and create a real gateway to the city."

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It is anticipated that the City Gateway development will represent the first opportunity for the City of Brighton and Hove to compete with other major Cities in the UK and attract both national and international companies to the City, as well as creating much needed additional housing.

An enabling consent for the proposed development was given approval on the site last summer, when planning permission was granted for a new 27,000 sq.ft. Health and Leisure club, recording/dance studios, offices, workshops and showrooms.

The design of the scheme has been developed by Peter Southgate of P.S. Architects based in Brighton. Peter Southgate commented: “The scheme is designed as a catalyst for Brighton and Hove to become a true City and be both the literal and the metaphorical gateway to the city. Any new city needs a dynamic and upwardly moving commercial and residential community to be consistent with its aims and aspirations. The architectural concept for City Gateway responds to this dynamic with a contemporary landmark design.”

John Inwood, formerly of Inwood Tuck Partnership, Architects, who was a winner in the competition for best design for Battersea PowerStation commented: “As a new City we have a great scarcity of exciting and innovative building projects. These proposals not only fulfil the need for an elegant 'gateway' statement when approaching from the west but they will also provide hundreds of much needed new homes on a non-Greenfield site. Hopefully the scheme will not only be Council approved and then built, but it will also lead to an upgrading and regeneration of the whole Port area. Let's all get behind it.

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Further information

Rachel Furlonger Ghiaci Goodhand Smith – 01273 321213
City Gateway Development – 01273 321035
Chris Oakley – Oakley Commercial 01273 688882
Peter Southgate – PS Architects 01273 248772
Crispin Williams – Boathouse Studio 01273 608330