Continuing its transformation of the Marina district of Brighton – the buzzing town on the UK’s south coast, less than an hour from London – GRE Assets has announced the completion of Phase One of its latest major development.

“We’re really happy to have completed these buildings,” said Michael El-Kassir, General Manager International at the company. “Our development has totally changed the face of the Marina. It is now attracting a growing number of international restaurants and investors.”

Noted chains including Bella Italia and Five Guys have set up in the district lately, adding to its cachet for potential visitors and residents. There are already at least 25 restaurants and bars, together with a similar number of shops.

GRE Assets’ development comprises 175 apartments, selling from £380,000 each, alongside Europe’s largest marina, with around 1,600 berths. The entire development of 11 towers will contain more than 800 apartments once it is complete.

“Brighton is an attractive place to live and an ideal destination for London commuters,’ added El-Kassir. “And Gatwick Airport is within easy reach for international travel.”