Black Lion St consisted of two buildings, one an empty, run down warehouse dating from the mid-19th century and the other a late seventies concrete framed 5-storey office building with basement parking. The street itself had over the years become a seldom used, dark and depressing transit route from Brighton’s Lanes to the seafront.
In addition to the work to the two structures, we have upgraded the street to provide pedestrian priority and thus have made the street itself more accessible and welcoming
The area is now a vibrant space occupied by young, interesting companies who appreciate the quality of the design and amenity space created within the building as well as the external areas for office and restaurant users, including a 4000 sq ft roof garden. The design of the building by Piers Gough maximises natural light into the building and makes use of a coloured weather board cladding system to present an original and memorable façade to the main building. The use of render and timber doors and windows on the listed warehouse building helps to maintain it’s identity whilst presenting a modern aspect to the revitalised street