Plus X Brighton

Veretec were appointed directly by U+I to undertake architectural monitoring of Plus X Brighton (also known as The Central Research Laboratory ‘CRL’ building). The project has been designed by Studio Egret West, and is part of a national network of ‘innovation hubs’ offering coworking space for start-up and SME businesses.

Project Details

  • Location Brighton
  • Area 4,924m² 53,000ft²
  • Status Complete
  • Sector Business Incubator
  • Client U+I
  • Services Design Monitoring
  • Design Architect Studio Egret West
  • Contractor Graham Construction


  • Deezen Awards
    Large Workspace Interior - Longlisted
  • Design Week Award
    Workplace Interiors

The building sits within the Preston Barracks development, a significant mixed-use regeneration scheme delivering housing and student accommodation alongside Brighton University’s Business School.

As ‘Design Champion’ we monitored overall quality, design and aesthetic appearance of the Plus X building. In addition to this we advised the Client on the suitability and quality of the construction information produced by the architect, and commented on the viability of any alternative solutions or products put forward by the Contractor.

The building opened in Summer 2020 and is set to be one of the healthiest workplaces in the country.

Images courtesy of Studio Egret West.