Grande Parade, Brighton

The project involved the construction of a new-build seven-storey concrete frame building near the sea front in Brighton.

The structure consists of 250mm thick concrete shear walls which separate the apartments and provide support to the fl at slabs. Concrete was chosen as the most suitable construction material because of the circular plan shape of the development.


The scheme was distilled down to a series of radiating walls with fl at slabs. In this way the facade elements were not required to be load bearing and could be adjusted, altered or reviewed quite late into the design programme. Concrete also provided a good solution to the fire protection requirements for the building and helped with the acoustic separation between the apartments. The building is in a conservation area and provides 36 new apartments.

  • Project Cost £10 million
  • Architect Dexter Moren Architects
  • Images Fluid Structures