the Business Forum and
the Economic Partnership
in Brighton & Hove
Homepage    BCRP Intranet    Funding    Events    Knowledgebase    Links    About us     Contact us
Key projects



Workforce development 


Business &

Property &
Development sites




Consultation opportunities

Brighton & Hove Business Forum
8-11 Pavilion Buildings, Brighton, BN1 1EE
Tel: 01273 735442
Email: info@brighton

© Brighton & Hove
Business Forum

News - 5 November 2005
Preston barracks regeneration could kick start Lewes Road

London Road is in line for regeneration

A study to revive the fortunes of the London Road and Lewes Road area of Brighton will be considered by the Policy & Resources Committee on Wednesday, 9 November 2005. If approved work will begin this month to investigate ways to improve the area.

An Urban Capacity Study of London Road and Lewes Road has looked at buildings, housing, businesses, transport infrastructure, green spaces and the economy. Both London Road and Lewes Road are main arteries into and out of the city. They provide a first and lasting impression of Brighton that could benefit from major regeneration investment.

London Road shopping area was found to be showing signs of decline (boarded up shop fronts and extensive graffiti). There is also a high level of drug and alcohol related anti-social behaviour and traders are at their wits end. The recent announcement that the Co-op is to close its store there is considered by some to be the sounding of the death knell for London Road.

The study sets out the work needed to start regenerating the area. Funding of £50,000 has been secured from the city’s Area Investment Framework Board to explore ways of making improvements. These include:

  • A detailed transport study of the whole area, looking at reducing congestion, improving air quality and improving access;
  • Identifying opportunities for redevelopment, improving the street scene and traffic flow and redefining the character of the London Road shopping centre;
  • Investigating opportunities for the growth of mixed-use developments in the New England Street area, which would benefit the location between the Brighton Station development and London Road;
  • A commercial and housing development framework for Preston Road West area (opposite Preston Park).
  • A regeneration brief for the Lewes Road which will consider measures to deal with fast moving traffic around the Gyratory.

Councillor Sue John, deputy leader and chair or Brighton, Hove and Adur Area Investment Framework Board, said: “This study has given us some useful pointers to what needs to be done in the London Road and Lewes Road area.

The resulting guidance will help us regenerate this part of Brighton and create new jobs, affordable housing and improved infrastructure.

“We are keen to look at distinct neighbourhoods in detail such as London Road central to see how we can address particular issues and protect and retain local services. It will also be vital that people who live and work in these locations are involved from the earliest stage.”

Environment councillor Gill Mitchell welcomed the study and said “Reducing traffic and congestion are key challenges in the area and I am pleased that these will be further looked at throughout in support of the area’s future regeneration potential.”

Read related items on:
Brighton & Hove City Council
John, Sue
Mitchell, Gill
Lewes Road

Browse our business Knowledgebase or search by keyword


23 May 2018
Gingerman Restaurant Group to Open Restaurant at Hanningtons Estate Brighton
16 May 2018
Can you help us help rough sleepers? Search for a venue to provide shelter 15 May 2018
New Research Reveals Cost of Opening A Business in Brighton: £6,000 11 May 2018
Tech firm SaleCycle to open new office in Brighton, creating 30+ new jobs 4 May 2018
Get involved - National Numeracy Day This 16 May 1 May 2018
Barclays' High Growth & Entrepreneurs Awards 2018 launch to celebrate start-up leaders in the UK 30 April 2018
Barclays launches major drive to help SMEs tackle Cymbercrime 24 April 2018
An evening with Chris Fox, Lib Dem Peer 24 April 2018
"A triumph of innovation" 13 April 2018
Brighton city Centre Vacancy Rates continue to buck national trend 12 April 2018
The Ivy in the Lanes Set to open 2 May 2018 11 April 2018
Free Dr Bike Service Returns 20 March 2018
Brighton named most entrepreneurial city AND second best for student happiness according to Fresh Student Living 19 March 2018
A Meeting with Chris Fox, Lib Dem Peer - Why Business Matters 14 March 2018
Better Business for All Event with BEIS 7 March 2018
Brighton celebrates women in tech as Spring Forward festival returns for a fourth year 6 March 2018
Six months of success for BTN BikeShare 2 March 2018
Sustainability in Action masterclasses for Sussex businesses 2 March 2018
Doing Business in China comes to Brighton 1 March 2018
Brighton & Hove Chamber of Commerce presents: Protecting your brand- a guide for fast growth businesses 1 March 2018
Long haul passengers boost local economy and jobs, according to new Gatwick report on the 'Visitor Economy' 28 February 2018
Save time reporting crime 27 February 2018
Warren Morgan Resigns from Brighton & Hove City Council 23 February 2018
Brighton Technology Company, Paxton Ranks in Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For 23 February 2018
Greater Brighton's Commercial Property Database 22 February 2018
SE-ASSIST - Launch of Loan Capital in Greater Brighton 19 February 2018
House Price update Q4 2017 19 February 2018
What would you do in a crisis? 19 February 2018
The investment journey for high growth entrepreneurs 9 February 2018
Make Change Count 2018 - helping rough sleepers in Brighton & Hove 8 February 2018
Brighton Technology Company Paxton Announces Recipients of New Scholarship Programmein Association with the University of Brighton 8 February 2018
Cyber London Accelerator Invites Summer 2018 Entries 8 February 2018
Innovate UK Launches Strand 2 Emerging and Enabling Technologies Sector Competition 8 February 2018
Success In Sussex As Food And Drink Heroes Crowned Winners 8 February 2018
UK Games Fund - Fourth Round Open to Applications 8 February 2018
Innovate UK & Prince's Trust Launch Young Innovators' Programme 6 February 2018
Brighton & Hove Food Partnership launches 'Kit Out The Kitchen' crowdfunding campaign 2 February 2018
Brighton & Hove Council and Crest Nicholson win £15m government funding to kickstart King Alfred project 1 February 2018
Could a Utilise Plus Programme grant help you?