Over the coming years, Brighton and Hove could handle more than a billion pounds of development. The council has taken significant measures to bring more investments into our community and the seafront.
These also included a rise in employment, housing, and much-needed financing to fund local services, which will make Brighton and Hove as one of the UK’s leading conference and tourist destinations.
Sea Lanes, Brighton seafront
Initiatives to convert the seafront with a 50-meter pool area and a commercial area have been granted provisional planning permission.
Given the go-ahead is the “Sea Lanes” outdoor pool complex on the former Madeira Drive playground, looking to return outdoor swimming for the very first time since the closure of the Black Rock pool.
The €4.5 million privately financed scheme includes one-and two-storey mobile residential projects with a first-floor deck, designed to provide space for events and a blend of stores, cafes, restaurants, and office spaces.
Together with the stadium, the £ 1.7 million investment in Volk’s Railway and the upcoming £ 1.7 million zip wire facility, that will form the foundation for the massive renovation of Madeira Drive, with £30 million proposals for the Arches set to be unveiled shortly.
Preston Barracks on Lewes Road, Brighton
Housing company Optivo purchased property at Preston Barracks in Brighton to construct 369 affordable houses.
It comprises 555 student rooms and flats, business school, community park, restaurants, cafes, rooftop bars, warehouses, recreational centres, playgrounds, public parks, a new footbridge, and a walkway to the station.
The Preston Barracks project is one of the major development initiatives in Brighton and Hove, with U+I collaborating with Brighton and Hove City Council and Brighton University. This will generate over 1,500 jobs and improve the economy in the next 10 years by earning more than £280 million.
The Lewes Road site will be developed as a vibrant new economic and academic hub in Brighton.
Outer Harbour Development, Brighton Marina
The developers have unveiled plans for the Marina’s Outer Harbor district, with 8 building structures spanning from eight to nineteen storeys high, along with a 28-storey building.
Full planning approval is given for the first stage of 480 dwellings, with an outline permit being obtained for the final stage of up to 520 dwellings.
The new residences have a selection of one, two, or three bedrooms, with spacious joint-ownership housing.
The proposals include modern green parks and walkways, including several private and public gardens, as well as shopping and business premises.
The newly established Marina environment provides the opportunity for a world-class modern coastal zone and a truly innovative way to experience Brighton.
Royal Pavilion Estates
A key reconstruction of the Grade I listed Corn Exchange, as well as the Grade II listed Studio Theater will be part of this project. The move is part of a broader effort to reinforce Brighton’s Royal Pavilion Estate as a vital cultural attraction by aligning it for a brighter development.
The National Heritage Lottery Fund has given assistance and project funding of £214,400 for the improvement efforts to upgrade and expand the heritage garden.
Plans for its landscapes entail many huge changes, including improved lighting and a protected perimeter to tackle vandalism and antisocial behaviors.
All of which will take spending on our seafront in the next six years to £1 billion.
Also, hundreds of millions are being spent in other ventures around the city including the new John Lewis shop, the £36 million City College projects, the Sussex University renovation plan, and the 10-year £486 million renovations of the Royal Sussex County Hospital. Brighton and Hove will certainly evolve as one of Britain’s main coastal areas.
Such ventures will generate plenty of jobs, build new facilities for businesses, retailers, and restaurants, increase millions of pounds in tax and business charges to finance local services, and improve our tourism economy.