One Brighton is a development by Crest Nicholson BioRegional Quintain LLP in Brighton on the south coast of England. The development comprises 172 apartments – from eco-studios to 3-bedroom units – plus office and community space. Construction started in 2008 and the first residents moved in during 2009.
The development close to Brighton’s mainline station consists of two blocks of 12 and 8 storeys, with 31% of its apartments allocated for shared equity or social housing. A further 11% were built as low-cost “Eco-Studios” offering people a first rung on the housing ladder. All the for-sale homes were sold successfully despite the building being completed as the post-credit crunch recession deepened. One Brighton built on the lessons learned from the pioneering BedZED eco-village of 100 homes in Sutton, south London, developed by housing association Peabody in partnership with sustainability charity BioRegional.