Kings Brighton approaches one-year anniversary
Situated on Brighton's vibrant Ditchling Road, international boutique college Kings Brighton has provided space for students to live and study for the past year, offering language, GCSE and A Level courses for international students.
The site was previously occupied by the Buxtons furniture store, which was a prominent feature of Ditchling Road for decades after opening in 1919. Following 85 years of business, Buxtons closed its doors in 2004, but remained a landmark in the city, serving as a giant canvas for graffiti artists until its eventual demolition.
rhp designed the new bespoke, mixed-use facility that stands in its place today. Speaking on his time so far at Kings Brighton, staff member John Murphy said
"Living in the residence has made life so easy for me. It is all brand new, clean, easy on the eye and comfortable. Everything is in walking distance, it has a park on one side and shops/cafes/pubs on the other. It really makes life easy for students and staff when they move to Brighton."
Sophia from Taiwan, a full-time student in the building, also said
"The location in Brighton is good because it is not far from the sea, and also there are many different kinds of shops and restaurants near the school, like Japanese, Chinese, Italian and Turkish. The residence is very nice and it is in the same building as the school so it is very convenient for me."