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A better tomorrow for Moulsecoomb Place

In April 2023, Cathedral’s plans to restore the historic Manor House, Tithe Barn and gardens at Moulsecoomb Place received the green light from Brighton & Hove Planning Committee.

As well as opening up the site’s listed buildings and open spaces for community use and delivering much-needed student accommodation, the project will bring dozens of new jobs and investment of over £150 million into the area, all with sustainability front and centre.

Scheme proposals

  • Events and activties

    Lots to do

    Events and activities for local people in the grounds and the listed buildings

  • Public park

    A new public park

    Relandscaped outdoor spaces with new planting and seating for everyone to enjoy

  • The New Local

    The new local

    A pub and restaurant in the sensitively restored Manor House, designed and priced for local people

  • Community hub

    A community hub

    A dedicated, purpose-built community space, available for use by local community groups

  • Student accomodation

    New student rooms

    566 student bedrooms to help fill the gap in Brighton’s university accommodation

  • Access to moulsecoomb station

    Better station access

    Improvements to paths and public spaces that will make Moulsecoomb Station easier to reach

  • Jobs for locals

    Jobs for local people

    Employment and training opportunities, including more than 60 new jobs, created by new amenities

  • Use anywhere crop for trees

    Small trees, tall trees

    More than 80 new trees in the gardens and grounds around the historic buildings

  • Wildlife

    More wildlife

    An estimated increase in biodiversity of around 12%, with new habitats for a range of species


    Party central

    A managed event space for weddings, parties and community gatherings in the restored Tithe Barn

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In close-up

  • The Tithe Barn: A space for every occasion

    After sensitive restoration of all its historic features, the 500-year-old Tithe Barn will be thoughtfully reinvented as a modern events space, available for parties, weddings and other occasions, as well as community events. 

  • The Manor House: Not your average pub

    Under the new proposals, the historic Manor House will be brought back to its former glory to welcome the public as a new pub and restaurant, with guest bedrooms upstairs. For a drink or a meal out, there’ll be nowhere like it.

    Manor house
  • An extra Social Club

    Moulsecoomb Social Club will be an integral part of the future Moulsecoomb Place. The current listed building will be updated and improved, and Cathedral will support the club in broadening its membership and improving its facilities.

  • Grounds for happiness

    The grounds around Moulsecoomb Place will be transformed into a park and gardens for the whole community, with well-maintained planting, public art and new seating, and form the backdrop community events and activities all year round.

  • Meet you at The Riwaq

    The Riwaq is our unique Arabic-style arcade, first seen at the Brighton Festival in 2022 and designed by Marwa Al-Sabouni and Ghassan Jansiz. It’s now looking very at-home on the lawn at Moulsecoomb Place, hosting events and activities, friends and families.

    Click here for more about events at the Riwaq

  • The Airstream Café: Divine dining

    Our sleek, diner-style Airstream café, operated by Moulsecoomb locals Jacob and Kate from Tiger Eats Carrot, serves up a menu of delicious hot and cold food and drinks, as well as events – find out more here. Pop down and say hello!