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By Paul Fender

ECE working closely with Shoreham Port

ECE has been working closely with Shoreham Port  on three sites, providing the Brighton & Hove area with a range of new, state-of-the-art enterprise centres. Based in Portslade just west of Hove Lagoon, the three projects – Hove Enterprise Centre, Ferry Wharf and the Lady Bee Enterprise Centre – will provide the Port with over 20 commercial units and feature architectural designs that respond to their Maritime surroundings.

The projects will enhance the character of Shoreham Port and provide a corporate identity, with the Lady Bee Enterprise Centre set to create a benchmark in design for any future developments within and around the Port.

Lady Bee Marina

Located within walking distance of transport links and Portslade Railway Station, the Hove Enterprise Centre offers excellent accessibility and will introduce contemporary design features which will help to create an identity to the development along the coast.

Stuart Eatock, Managing Director said:

“One of the strengths of our Practice is that we offer planning services, from project inception through to determination and completion, to help ensure our clients’ aspirations are realised. The location of these enterprise centres means they are perfectly situated to attract the proven Brighton & Hove entrepreneurial markets whilst in a unique setting, alongside an operational port and with a waterfront outlook. We considered these factors when it came to the design element by using colours influenced by the current context and branding of the existing Shoreham Port building.”

Some of the key features of the development include a roof which has been designed with an optimum south facing pitch and orientation for solar panels; aluminium canopies that reduce glare and prevent overheating on the mezzanine levels; and a corrugated metal roof that wraps around part of the ground floor and first floor.

Hove Enterprise Centre – Photo by MacConvilles

The sites also have provision for car parking, cycle storage, and have accessible public transport links to Brighton City Centre.

Tim Hague, Director of Property and Development at Shoreham Port, adds:

“The new enterprise units throughout Shoreham Port will boost the local economy by generating employment opportunities, adding to the 1,600 jobs already found within the Port. ECE Architecture has delivered a design which creates a benchmark for any future developments within and around the Port in Shoreham. The design breeds creativity and innovation and those lucky enough to occupy them will have a first-rate office in which to thrive and grow their business.”

Planning has recently been submitted for Ferry Wharf, with Lady Bee Enterprise Centre and Hove Enterprise Centre due to complete this year.

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