Construction work starts on new Brighton student residence

Falmer Cottages

Student accommodation provider Alumno has given the green light to Westridge Construction to begin work on a new project in the Falmer district of Brighton and Hove

The new four-storey Falmer Cottages student residence is being built in association with the British and Irish Modern Music Institute (BIMM), Europe’s largest and leading provider of music education, which counts James Bay and George Ezra among its alumni.

The development will be located close to BIMM’s Brighton campus and adjacent to Falmer train station, making it also easily accessible to students from the University of Sussex and the University of Brighton.

Alumno’s managing director, David Campbell, said: “We are delighted to announce the beginning of the construction process on our first student residence in Brighton and are excited to be working with the BIMM on the project via a nomination agreement.

“Falmer Cottages will deliver the same high standards displayed by all our developments and meet the growing need for student accommodation in the city.”

Falmer Cottages will accommodate 71 students across 55 ensuite and 16 studio rooms. A large communal area will also be located on the ground floor together with laundry facilities, reception and main entrance.

In line with its policy of benefiting the local communities adjacent to its projects and supporting the arts, Alumno will be commissioning a bespoke permanent art installation for the exterior of the development.

Completion is scheduled for Summer 2021.


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