Finding Brighton commercial properties
The range of options and choices in Brighton are vast when it comes to commercial property to rent or buy. No matter what type of commercial property you're looking for, whether it's a shop or a warehouse in Brighton, MOVEHUT can help. You might just want just a small property in Brighton that will be perfect for your business. Whatever your requirements are, MOVEHUT is confident that we can make your property search in Brighton easier than you ever imagined.
Brighton is a city on the south coast of England, and makes up a large part of the Brighton and Hove county. It is notable for, among many things, its popularity as a day trip resort for Londoners, its great beaches and its vibrant community.
Advice for commercial property in Brighton
MOVEHUT are here to help you buy or rent a commercial property, and we've included some useful tips on the website to answer your questions. Our first tip would be to make sure you keep in mind the needs of your workforce and what they require from a property in Brighton. It's also vital that any property in Brighton you look into has the technology infrastructure you need, or will require in the future. Keeping some of our key tips in mind is really going to help you find a suitable commercial property in Brighton, with MOVEHUT.
Types of commercial property in Brighton
Commercial properties come in all shapes, sizes and categories in Brighton. Whatever type of commercial property you are looking for, from offices to shops, we have them here at MOVEHUT. In addition, we have land and plots to buy and to rent in Brighton. Rest assured we have an irresistible range of Brighton properties, meaning you have the widest choice!
Buy a commercial property in Brighton
If you are looking for a commercial property for sale in Brighton then get started right away with MOVEHUT. Using our search functionality to find a property in Brighton is easy thanks to our simple to use property features. You can narrow your search down in Brighton, by simply choosing options like commercial property type and search radius. Let MOVEHUT help you find your perfect commercial property in Brighton.
History of Brighton
Brighton first sprang into prominence in the 1780s, when fishing village Brighthelmstone attracted the attention of the Prince Regent, later King George IV. Charmed by the seaside location and the newly-built Georgian terraced houses, he spent much of his leisure time here, constructing the Royal Pavilion during the early part of his Regency.
The establishment of the London and Brighton Railway in 1841 meant that Brighton became much more accessible for day trippers from London, and led to the city sometimes being referred to as London-by-the-sea.
Demography of Brighton
Brighton and Hove has a population of over 740,000, with an estimated 76,000 living in Brighton itself. The median age is 34.
Many businesses in Brighton are centred around the media, with digital and new media initiatives causing the seaside resort to be referred to as "Silicon Beach" since the 1990s. There are also many commercial retail properties enjoying success within the city limits, especially in "The Lanes" – a shopping district based upon the fishing village of Brighton's roots.
American Express has a headquarters building on John Street, where it employs over 3000 people, making it the largest private employer in the city.
Brighton caters for a range of educational needs, from nursery school to higher education. The city's artistic atmosphere attracts students specialising in the arts and humanities, as well as economics students looking for a stepping stone to London's financial district.
Further and Higher Education in Brighton
Brighton has more than 23,000 full time students, with the University of Sussex, the University of Brighton and Brighton and Sussex Medical School all in close proximity of the city. City College Brighton and Hove also provides courses in vocational subjects.
Secondary and Primary School Education in Brighton
Brighton and Hove City Council are responsible for 80 schools, of which 54 are in Brighton itself. However, there are also several private schools of note, including Roedean School, Brighton College and Steiner School.
Brighton and Hove City Council is the presiding local authority. The city and surrounding areas are divided into three constituencies; Brighton Kemptown, Brighton Pavilion and Hove. This means the city is represented in parliament by three MPs.
Brighton is situated upon a hill that runs from north to south and from west to east across the city centre. Its coast lies on the English Channel, and it is about an hour south of London.
Due to Brighton's location on the south coast of Britain, the weather here is generally a lot warmer and dryer than in the rest of the country. Spring usually comes early, with sunny dry days common as early as March. Summers tend to be dry, hot and sunny, and this is reflected in the tropical plants seen growing in parks and gardens all over the city.
Brighton has good local and national transport links. North of the city, the A23 connects to the M23/M25 motorway, while the A27 serves East-West road users.
Brighton Local Travel
Brighton and Hove Bus and Coach Company operate 300 buses, as well as a limited night service. Also, Brighton Station serves commuters into London, with frequent services into London Victoria, London Bridge and Gatwick Airport.
Brighton National and International Travel
Frequent train services run directly to Gatwick Airport, which offers flights to a range of national, European and international destinations. Brighton station also runs a service to Bristol twice daily.
Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club and Sussex County Cricket Club are notable sporting exports from the city. One of the oldest Rugby Clubs in England, Brighton Football Club (RFU) is also based here.
Brighton Culture and Attractions
Brighton is often called the "gay capital of Britain", with many local attractions catering primarily to the LGBT community. Every August, the Gay Pride Carnival attracts thousands of visitors.
The Lanes are the prime location for commercial retail properties in the area, with clothing, jewellery and antiques stores, as well as a scattering of restaurants and bars. Immediately north of here, the North Laine area contains a mix of businesses including independent and avant-garde shops. Churchill Square Shopping Centre has a total of 80 shops and over 470,000 square feet of commercial retail space.
There are over 300 pubs in the centre of Brighton, and popular live music venues include the Concorde2, Brighton Centre and Brighton Dome. Brighton Festival, which is held every May, is second only to Edinburgh in the category of largest UK arts festival.
Brighton Media and Film
Brighton and Hove are served by two daily newspapers, The Argus and Brighton and Hove News, as well as an independently owned, free weekly newspaper, LoveBrighton. There are also several local radio stations based in the community.
Brighton is largely credited with boosting pop band ABBA's career, with their 1974 Eurovision Song Contest winning performance taking place in the Brighton Dome. Many events and performance companies are also based in the city.
Brighton has several large, popular theatres, including the 200 year old Theatre Royal, the Komedia and the Pavilion Theatre. Smaller theatres, such as the Nightingale and the Marlborough, are found above pubs and attract mostly local, avant-garde performers.
Museums and galleries include Brighton Museum and Art Gallery, Booth Museum of Natural History, Brighton Toy and Model Museum and Brighton Fishing Museum. The British Regency is also served by the Royal Pavilion.