Grade II listed St Augustine’s Church based at the junction of Stanford Avenue and Florence Road within the Preston Park, Stanford & Fiveways area of the city of Brighton & Hove is now set to be the site of an ambitious boutique multi-purpose community development.
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Development Details: It will have at its’ heart a brand new futuristic 22nd Century independent structure within the existing Victorian Gothic building.
Some Twitter, Facebook and Linked-in likes are of the opinion that the end product will have a likeness to alien science fiction architecture whilst others will describe the new internal architecture as being simply remarkable. St Augustines Church, which is on English Heritage’s at risk register, will be restored and conserved to a high standard.
An ambitious private venture by Brighton & Hove based boutique design and build property development company, Roche Barrett Estates and associated property companies will breathe a new lease of life into St Augustines and we are grateful for the support and advice received from Brighton & Hove Conservation Team, Building Control and the case officer from the Development Control department in addition to the councils’ legal representative and Elim Church.
The new vision for the St Augustines interior will be the conservation of the original Victorian Gothic architecture with quality Italian marble, stone arches and columns, feature oak panelling etc and this will create a marriage with the contemporary materials used in a post modernist 21st Century technology enhanced & bio climatic structure.
The daring, yet visually stunning Brighton influenced interior design will create three additional optimised floor spaces within the existing Gothic structure and this will be accessed via a modern communal lift and staircase. The project has been orchestrated to make full use of the newly created interconnecting spaces by keeping part of this beautiful building as a place of worship and centre for spiritual enlightenment.
There will now be a series of cleverly designed spaces for Brighton & Hove community and business members and there will be several smaller optimised community halls and a exhibition centre for hire, smaller rooms to hire for classes such keep fit and yoga, music lessons, Pilates , Tia chi, Kung Fu, art classes, stress busting groups, meditation, reading groups, business and networking groups, amateur dramatics, ballet classes, flower arrangement and cookery classes, contemporary, urban and traditional dance classes, childern group, youth centre, urban and classical spoken word events with a Brighton & Hove slant as well as other community based leisure activities too numerous to mention.
There are several small technology & arts and craft offices to rent for local Brighton & Hove community based businesses and the centre is designed to also embrace larger corporate events and functions.
Wedding reception and family functions rooms will also be available for hire within St Augustines Centre and these events will be composed and managed by the Brighton & Hove, Preston Park, Stanford and Fiveway based professional events management team. St Augustine’s Centre will also be blessed with a chill-out area, a technology based education training centre & job club for gifted young people, the unemployed and gifted over 50’s in addition to the HQ for Roche Barrett’s orphanage based charity.
The central hub of the unique St Augustines Centre development will be a community based art gallery bistro restaurant and coffee lounge with free fibre optics Wi-Fi connectivity points in order to cater for the needs Brighton & Hove art lovers as well as those who appreciate wholesome quinine in a unique environment .
The scheme will be heavily influenced by the Brighton & Hove creative and performing arts and this will be consistent throughout this unique community based development. Its also likely to be a major venue for events such as Brighton Festival.
Flexible community and business spaces within a truly remarkable scheme by Roche Barrett Estates. For more information, please contact Roche Barrett Estates on 0800 014 1434 of click on to on to our contact us page. History of St Augustines Church, Stanford Avenue & Florence Road, Brighton. St Augustines Church is a Grade II Listed building founded in 1896.