The 10-year Listed Building Heritage Partnership Agreement (LBHPA) will allow general or repeated work to be carried out on listed buildings at the University of Sussex without the need for individual applications for consents.
It covers work to repair or replace the external fabric of buildings, internal fixtures and finishes to upgrade teaching facilities and works to improve safety and accessibility.
It will run for 10 years, and will be subject to periodic review.
The deal – the second of its kind in the country - was made between the University of Sussex, Brighton and Hove City Council, and heritage watchdog Historic England.
The university campus was designed by eminent modernist architect Sir Basil Spence.
The first LBHPA agreement was for a heritage site and First World War memorial in Essex.