The former Astoria building in Brighton is to be redeveloped after lying vacant for twenty years. CoveBurgess Architects will design the new development for Ktesius, the developer behind the transformation of the 1930’s Grade II Listed building to provide a vibrant new mixed-use scheme, the ‘Rox’ with new homes and bespoke commercial ground floor space.
The site is in a prominent position in Gloucester Place , a stone’s throw away from the Royal Pavilion, seafront and the historic Brighton Pier and adjacent to the Valley Gardens conservation area. The new development will replace the redundant cinema building and the contemporary design characterise the bustling and diverse city.
Extending to approximately 67,694 sq. ft., it will comprise 70 one, two, three and four bedroom apartments, plus cafes and unique commercial space at ground level that will help to rejuvenate the street.
Dan Cove, Partner of CoveBurgess comments:
“Brighton is an inclusive and vibrant city, with a wide demographic and diverse mix of culture. The scheme picks up on that attitude, and the spirit of 1930’s urbanity, where an apartment in the centre of town is the sophisticated choice, and anything else a compromise.”