Brighton & Hove Council has abandoned its hunt for a development partner for the £400m King Alfred scheme.
The council has officially dropped the procurement following the departure of selected partner Crest Nicholson.
The plans had proposed 560 homes and the replacement of the 1930s-built King Alfred Leisure Centre on the 4.5-acre site.
But Brighton & Hove has been forced back to the drawing board for the second time since launching the project in 2003.
It will now launch a full review considering the objectives, specifically the sports centre requirements, and alternative delivery options, including