Christmas collection for homeless people


With the weather turning decidedly wintry in the lead up to Christmas, the Severe Weather Shelters (SWEP) managed by Brighton and Hove Council opened up early for people living on the streets in Brighton and Hove. As part of McLaren’s commitment to support the local community in Brighton, the team at the Edward Street Quarter…

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Christmas Site closure times


We can confirm that the project will cease works at 6pm on Thursday 23rd of December 2021 for a full shutdown and will reopen on Tuesday 4th of January 2022. During the Christmas break, no work will be carried out on site, except for any emergency maintenance required as a result of adverse weather or other external factors.  Over this…

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Meet the residents helping to build Brighton’s newest neighbourhood


101 Brighton residents have been offered full or part time roles on-site at the £120 million Edward Street Quarter development as part of an ongoing social value commitment to support the local community.   All local employees, most of whom have no industry experience, will be eligible for an upskilling programme to gain formal construction qualifications…

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Road closure Edward Street w/c 1st November


From Monday 1st November, essential utility gas and water connection works are taking place between Edward Street and the site at Edward Street Quarter and this will involve carriageway closures and the installation of temporary traffic lights either side of the site. The works are being carried out to allow for the final mechanical and electrical…

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Breakfast food collection for Brighton homeless people


As part of McLaren’s commitment to support the local community in Brighton, the team at the Edward Street Quarter development in September started up a regular collection of breakfast food items to be distributed to organisations in Brighton who are working with people identified at risk who have been emergency housed in night shelters and…

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Edward Street Quarter reaches highest point


Edward Street Quarter treated guests to rooftop sea views as Brighton’s newest neighbourhood celebrated reaching its highest point.  A topping out ceremony was held on top of its tallest building and visitors were given tours of the development, which will complete early next year. Edward Street Quarter’s highest point is just over 31m, and the six…

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Register for free training in basic construction


If you are interested in a career in construction and have no previous experience, get in touch with Simon at and he will be able to discuss options for free training in basic construction skills, CSCS card testing and Health and Safety NVQ Level 1. Don’t delay, do it today!

Update about Jake: the civil engineer apprentice


When we last spoke to Jake Philips, in June 2020, he was in the third month of a Civil Engineering NVQ, working on site at the Edward Street Quarter in Brighton with one of McLaren’s subcontractors, O’Keefe Construction. Jake has been on site now for a year and we caught up with him to find…

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The Apprentice


Luke is a local boy from Brighton who came to work on site at Edward Street Quarter in November 2020. He had completed one year of an apprenticeship in Construction and Environment BTEC level 3, previously working on a local site at BHASVIC College and his attitude and enthusiasm promptly led McLaren to offer him…

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