Tag Archives: KING ALFRED

King Alfred. Rumours; questions; with answers from the Horse’s Mouth

01.01.2017…..A tantalising comment appeared in one of Tim Ridgway’s weekly Argus columns which hinted at a Crest Nicholson attempt to get numbers of flats increased at the expense of Starr Trust community space.  That told me a Karis, Mark 2, … Continue reading

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Developer explains King Alfred delay in a letter published in the Argus

4.10.16…..Last Friday, 30th September, the Argus lead letter was from Rob Starr, Chairman of The Starr Trust – one half of the development team, with Crest Nicholson, chosen by Brighton & Hove City Council to redevelop the King Alfred site.  … Continue reading

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One half of the King Alfred redevelopment partnership speaking to saveHOVE & to The Vote

17.2.16…..On the 4th of February, Valerie met with Rob Starr and his PR, Bill Murray.  Most of the meeting was extremely worthwhile and interesting but it was not about showing the plans.  Just a few minutes at the end allowed … Continue reading

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King Alfred: lessons from the Karis years – 1

Planning began in the new millenium to have another go at getting King Alfred redeveloped after Citygrove got planning consent, but then failed and disappeared. A planning brief (SPGBH10) was adopted in 2002.  The commissioned Gillespie Tall Building Study identified … Continue reading

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King Alfred: scheme details released by BHCC today

2.2.16…..In grey text, cut and pasted below, is the Brighton & Hove Council website press release material uploaded today.  The design isn’t perfect.  In fact, the comments behind the Argus article roast the designs comprehensively – comparing the inspiration for … Continue reading

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