6 December 2019

Speculative development bringing big-hitters to the city

Business Space

SHW have let the 65,000 sq ft speculative new office building in the centre of Brighton, prior to practical completion and achieved a new top headline rent of £32 psf for the city.

Brighton & Hove has a real shortage of office space, especially Grade A new build stock. As a city nestled between the South Downs National Park and the sea, Brighton has a lack of development site opportunities, so the construction of The Brinell Building by McAleer & Rushe is a very welcome addition to the Brighton office market.


The Brinell Building provides a statement office adjacent to the station. The well thought out and designed commuter facilities encourage occupiers to make the most of cycling / running to work; the vast open floor plates with minimal columns provide workspace that can be moulded to the occupier’s personal requirements and the 6th floor benefits from a terrace overlooking the city with views out to sea.


For McAleer & Rushe, The Brinell Building follows the success of City View which they built in 2016, both schemes provided Grade A office space for expanding businesses in Brighton and have helped retain great companies such as the US software house Unity, patent law firm Dehns and event specialists Diversified.  


EMMA HARDS - Partner, Business Space

“We were really pleased with the success of the Brinell Building and it highlights the lack of availability in the city. Occupiers signing up eight months prior to practical completion of the building shows the need to secure space as early as possible. Despite the lack of space in the city there are some other great schemes coming through such as 30,000 sq ft at Circus Street and 110,000 sq ft at Edward Street. We look forward to similar success there with the creation of other great offices for existing and new businesses in Brighton.”


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Emma Ormiston



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