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AGM and Seminar on Placemaking: The link between good design and value

March 15

Constructing Excellence Sussex Club (CESC) are pleased to announce our AGM and next seminar on

Placemaking: The link between good design and value


Sarah Chitty of U+I Property Regeneration


Lucas Lawrence of Studio Egret West


Chaired by

Andrew Moulson, Miller Bourne Architects, Committee Member


Annual General Meeting

Chaired by 

Charles Haywood, MacConvilles, Club Chair


Thursday 15 March 2018
Registration from 4:30pm
Conference Hall
Upper Floor
Jubilee Library

BN1 1GE 

This Members and Guests only event will start with meet and greet, registration, light refreshments, AGM business in brief, then Sarah will address the audience, followed by Lucas, with the opportunity for questions and answers afterwards.

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About the event

We are delighted to welcome Sarah Chitty of U+I Property Regeneration and Lucas Lawrence of the multi-award winning and Stirling prize nominated Architecture practice, Studio Egret West. They are currently involved in the £150 million Preston Barracks, Brighton development using ‘Placemaking’ as an economic development strategy.

Also called place-based economic development, it is the practice of using a community’s public amenities to make economic progress.  This approach focuses on the unique features of particular places, building on existing assets, using them to attract new investment and strengthen existing businesses. Placemaking is particularly relevant in today’s age of globalism. Jobs tied to this form of economic development are bound directly to specific places and therefore cannot be outsourced.



About the speakers

Sarah Chitty, U+I Property Regeneration

Sarah is a Development Manager at U+I Plc and has worked on multiple mixed-use regeneration projects in London and Brighton. Sarah is responsible for leading the team on the Preston Barracks and University of Brighton regeneration development that was consented in September 2017.

Lucas Lawrence, Studio Egret West Architects      

Lucas has been working for the studio for over ten years. In this time he has led an array of large-scale projects ranging from urban design to single Architectural schemes. These include a variety of mixed-use developments incorporating homes, workspace, healthcare, libraries and leisure. Lucas claims to be the first person ever to cross Siberia on a motorcycle… find out more when you meet him!


March 15


Brighton, United Kingdom


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