Moulsecoomb Place, Brighton UK

Moulsecoomb Place is a Grade II Listed 18th-century house in the Moulsecoomb area of the English coastal city of Brighton and Hove. In 2022, the Mansion and grounds were purchased by TOWN and Cathedral, with the intention to restore Moulsecoomb Place, the tithe barn and the gardens and devise a use for the property that will provide a benefit for the community. Current plans for the site include student accommodation, leisure and retail units, a community hub, the restoration of the historic gardens, improved access to the nearby Moulsecoomb railway station, greater public access to the gardens and historic buildings, and the creation of an “affordable and sustainable” place to get food and drink.

RealWorth was commissioned in December 2022 by Cathedral Group and TOWN. to produce a social value assessment of the scheme at Moulsecoomb place. The team worked closely with the client to analyse the social impact of this scheme in order to:

  • Calculate the total social value of the development
  • Make recommendations for optimisation of social value for this scheme

The report demonstrated the potential public benefits of the scheme in a concise manner and supported the planning application for the scheme submitted to Brighton & Hove.

The report was submitted as supplementary supportive evidence that demonstrated the social value that the redevelopment will create for those that use the new scheme, and the surrounding communities. The scheme is currently awaiting planning approval.

RealWorth exceeded my expectations on this piece of work. They were agile, responsive and asked the right questions.

Lily Holbrook Assistant Development Manager
Crafted in Liverpool by Kaleidoscope