News

COVID-19 Update

 

First Base and the Edward Street Quarter team take the coronavirus threat very seriously and would like to offer our support to the local community during this difficult time. Following Government advice, we have taken the tough decision to postpone all community events including next week’s public meeting due to take place on Tuesday 24th…

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McLaren opens the door to employment for Brighton youth

 

McLaren Construction, the key delivery partner for First Base’s Edward Street Quarter development, is set to host a Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) event on Tuesday 25 February for those considering a career in the construction industry. The event, due to take place from 12pm at St Peter’s Church in Brighton, is held in partnership…

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Demolition Update

 

Our Demolition contractors have been working hard to keep their work on track over the past few weeks. However, as of the 24th of February, the drilling work will unfortunately continue for a further 2 weeks. This is mainly due to the adverse weather we’ve experienced, as well as finding more extremely tough concrete to…

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Late Finish last Night

 

Last night we completed the erection of our second crane on site. Unfortunately, due to extremely strong winds, this process was delayed. Work continued on site until 18.30 last night rather than 18.00. Our decision to work later was due to safety and insurance reasons. The anti climb guard on the crane would not close…

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Community Day Postponed

 

Unfortunately we will be postponing Saturday’s planned community event, due to severe weather warnings. We have not taken this decision lightly and have liaised with a number of local people, including the council, before confirming. We will be back in touch with a new date, but in the meantime please could you let anybody else…

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Site tours and samba at Edward Street Quarter

 

Residents living in the Queen’s Park area of Brighton are invited to join First Base for a community event on Saturday 15 February in Dorset Gardens. Guests will be welcomed with a live performance from The Brighton School of Samba at noon. The fun-filled afternoon will then continue with food, drinks and face painting inside…

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Visit from Environmental Health

 

On the 5th of February 2020 we had a visit from Environmental Health. This is to ensure that we are in compliance with Section 61 regulations. The following statement has been released; ‘Site activities and control measures witnessed  during visit, along with monitoring reports which were found to be of an acceptable standard and in…

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Car & Window Cleaning Update

 

Following our Community Meeting on the 28th January, Gitana has been investigating the options for car and window cleaning. Car Cleaning McLaren have set up an account with a local car cleaning company for White Street residents to use on a quarterly basis. We will be collecting the relevant information from each household tomorrow (6th…

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Crane Lights Update

 

During our residents meeting on the 28th one of the points made, was that a significant number of our residents are unhappy with our crane lights flashing, especially overnight. You felt a steady light would be less invasive. McLaren explained, that due to currently having no mains power, the light would flash, and that mains…

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