Professor Julian Crampton said: "Having high-quality new teaching and library space, as well as welcoming public exhibition space and a café, will greatly enhance our educational offer at the university. The project will allow the university to further enhance its strong partnerships with the cultural organisations in the city."
Said Richard Upton, Chief Executive of Cathedral Group (Holdings) Ltd: "This is great news – our ambition is to transform the area into a vibrant new quarter of the city, bringing cultural, economic and educational benefits to a currently deprived area. Our goal is to make Circus Street the go-to place for Brighton's creative individuals, innovative business start-ups, students and nearby residents."
Jamie Watton, CEO/Artistic Director, South East Dance, said: "This fantastic news means The Dance Space can become a reality. The Dance Space will be a vital addition to the dance infrastructure of the whole country as well as a sustainable and permanent home for dance in one of the most deprived areas of this otherwise vibrant city. We are delighted to be the chosen cultural partner for this significant development and to support economic regeneration in our home city."