Edward Street Quarter development to feature world-class cycling facilities for commuters
A world-class cycle scheme will be a key feature of the Edward Street Quarter development that will bring 110,000 sq. ft of office space to central Brighton on the former AMEX House site.
The development’s commercial space will contain underground cycle storage facilities as well as showers and lockers, all designed specifically for cycling commuters.
The Edward Street Quarter project is owned by mixed-use developers First Base in partnership with Patron Capital. Richard Hart, Design Manager of First Base, spoke of the importance of the scheme to the project: “More and more people are cycling to work as people are starting to see the benefit of combining their daily commute with exercise.
“Cycle facilities have now become a major consideration when designing new commercial developments. The cycle services to be built at Edward Street Quarter are designed to solve common gripes that prevent people from cycling to work – lack of showers, changing and storage facilities. We’re aiming for our scheme to set a benchmark for premium cycle amenities in Brighton.”
The cycle space at Edward Street Quarter will be designed by Five at Heart, an international leader in the field. The company has created similar schemes across Australia, North America and the UK, including in Brighton.
Five at Heart co-founder, Justin Sires commented: “At Five at Heart we’re passionate about getting more people on bikes. There are so many great reasons to cycle to work - not only are there obvious physical and mental health benefits, but it also offers a level of freedom and flexibility that is unparalleled in other methods of transport.”
Alongside the office space, the Edward Street Quarter development will also comprise 168 new build apartments, as well as 40,000 sq. ft of space targeting food and beverage, gyms, cinemas and retail units.