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Residential, Student or Hotel development opportunity For Sale

£15,000,000 (€17,107,500 approx)
Crown House, Upper North Street, 11 Regent Hill, Brighton, BN1 3ED
Property Type
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Crown House comprises a seven storey L-shaped 1960’s office building set over a site size of 0.32 acres. The property is currently generating a rental income of £600,000/annum which reflects a highly reversionary rent of £13.47psf (headline rents in prime Brighton are currently achieving £32psf). The vendors have agreed a surrender with the tenant The First Secretary of State with vacant possession confirmed for April 2021; allowing for income during a future planning application for redevelopment.

A feasibility study has been drawn up by architects Guy Holloway which comprises a 16 storey mixed-use new build development of 101,043 sq ft (GIA). Based on this proposed massing the purchase price reflects £155psf (on the GIA).


Substantial 7-storey building with views over the seafront (from second floor upwards) and central Brighton.
The Property provides total accommodation of 44,558 sq ft NIA and 58,483 sq ft GIA and has a lawful B1 use.
Prior Approval has been granted via PDR for the change of use from an office to 149 apartments (C3) (Ref. BH2018/00909).
Let to the undoubted covenant of The First Secretary of State with a guaranteed vacant possession date of 02 April 2021.
Suitable for multiple alternative uses including hotel, student accommodation and residential use (subject to planning).
Unconditional offers invited in excess of £15,000,000


Rail – Located 0.4 miles from Brighton Station, national rail services connect the station to London with circa 10 trains per hour, with a fastest journey time of 55 minutes.

Bus – The Clock Tower bus stop is a 3 minute walk from the property, offering bus services to varying locations across the city every 3 minutes.

Road – The A32/M32 goes directly into Brighton City Centre and can be reached in 10 minutes from Crown House. Gatwick Airport is 35 minutes away.


Prior Approval has been granted via PDR for the change of use from an office to 149 apartments (C3) (Ref. BH2018/00909).




Not elected


A bid date will be announced in due course. At present, the property is available via private treaty.

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