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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Introducing our new community liaison co-ordinator, Janine Jasper


Janine has recently joined the team at Edward Street in the role of Community Liaison Coordinator and has lived in Hove for 6 years. Janine’s work has focused on community relations within the construction and property development industry for over 10 years and she will be your first point of contact should you have any…

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Christmas Shutdown on Edward Street Quarter


Last working day of the year: 23rd December 2020 First working day of the year: 4th January 2021 During this period, construction work will cease on site. We hope you have a fantastic Christmas and New Year! The McLaren Team

Images From Site


Edward Street Quarter Development

We have a new camera on site to capture the tremendous effort being put in by our own and the subcontractor teams. We will update our timelapse page soon, but for now, here are a few pictures.

Block E Topped Out


In October, building E was topped out, meaning all structural work has now been completed on this block, and the maximum height has been reached. Facade work will commence in the new year. Progress on other Blocks Building D and F (both build – to – rent and private sale units) are now well above…

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Career in construction beckons for lucky trainees


Eight trainees have taken their first step to a job in construction thanks to a course organised by Brighton’s newest destination, Edward Street Quarter. The course, in conjunction with McLaren Construction and Brighton & Hove City Council’s Economic Development Office and Youth Employability Service, aims to Career in construction beckons for lucky trainees help local…

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