Anstey Horne

The Blockhouse, Brighton

The Blockhouse Brighton

We provided advice on all aspects of Party Wall & Neighbourly matters for the construction of The Blockhouse at Pelham Street in Brighton for Osborne Developments.

The new six-storey buildings were built on the site of a Victorian school building which was once part of Brighton Met College.

The building was completed at the end of last year and the first residents moved in from January 2024.

Osborne Developments acquired the site in 2019 and subsequently secured Build to Rent planning consent in 2021.

Forward funded by PGIM Real Estate, the project in Brighton city centre was built by Osborne Construction.

Blockhouse Brighton - Design

Designed by HNW Architects, The Blockhouse includes two buildings comprising 135 new homes in a mix of studio, one, two and Amenities include a lounge, gym and rooftop terrace with integrated BBQ.

Residents also benefit from an on-site reception, electric vehicle charging, and both bike and parcel storage.

Touchstone have been appointed as the managing agent for the scheme.

The Blockhouse is ideally located in the heart of Brighton city centre, within a five-minute walk from both the train station and North Laine.


Client : Osborne Developments

Architect : HNW Architects

Planning : Iceni Projects

Services : Party Wall & Neighbourly Matters

Party Wall & Neighbourly Matters Services

Party Wall Advice

Schedules of Condition

Security for Expenses

Movement & Vibration Monitoring

Impact upon Neighbours

Access, Oversail & Scaffold Licensing

Development Agreements

Boundary Reports & Advice

Rights of Way & Easements

Neighbourly Liaison

Boundary Disputes

Further Guidance when appointing a Party Wall Surveyor

If you are a Building Owner planning work to your property and want help managing the Party Wall process, please get in touch.

If you are an Adjoining Owner and have received a notice we can advise on how you can best protect your property and manage the Party Wall process.

For information on how the Party Wall Act affects you see our Party Wall Fact Sheet.

You can also find further information in our Party Wall FAQs. This has been compiled this from questions we are often asked about the Act.

You can also find guidance on choosing a Party Wall Surveyor in our recent news article.

There is some further information in the government’s explanatory booklet on the Party Wall process.

If you are unsure how the Party Wall Act affects your property and want some advice give us a call.

If you would rather we called you instead, please fill in our Contact form and we will be in touch.

For a quick Party Wall Quote for your project send us the details of your planned work here.

Local Party Wall Surveyors

To contact a Party Wall surveyor that's local to you, see details of our teams in :

For advice direct from one of our Surveyors, please call our Enquiry line on 020 4534 3135.

If you are planning work that is covered by the Act, or if you have received notice of work from a neighbour and want advice on how best to protect your property please contact:

Geoffrey Adams

Geoffrey Adams

BEng (Hons) PgDip FRICS

Senior Director

Party Walls