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News - 11 November 2012
Is decision time getting closer?

Major projects update sheds light on the future of the Brighton Centre and Churchill Square.

Officers will present an update on major projects to next week’s Economic Development & Culture committee [15.11.12] which includes a review of the Brighton Centre and the possibility that it could undergo major refurbishment instead of a new-build if plans do not advance in the “next few months”

The paper summarises the position as, 'a review of the future of the Convention Centre includes an option to retain plans to progress a new-build centre if a fully funded scheme can be achieved within the next few months or alternatively a full scale 25 year refurbishment of the current centre'.

The new build option would provide a new 24,500sqm convention centre as part of an integrated redevelopment of the area to the south of Churchill Square incorporating an expanded shopping centre taking over the existing Brighton Centre site and a rebuilt cinema and car parking.

Although abandoning the plans for a new-build have always been a possibility this is the first time that a time scale has been put on the prospect of changing course to refurbish the Centre. This would, of course, also mean that the expansion of Churchill Square, Standard Life's most successful mall, would be impossible.

The update also gives details of other sites including:

Black Rock

New procurement exercise will start in 2013 following research and feasibility work with the project board to agree a procurement route and overarching objective. In the meantime a temporary use will be procured immediately for a leisure use for a minimum 3 year term.

New England House

The proposal is to establish a future vision for New England House as a large scale, high profile and visible managed business centre focused on the digital media and creative industries. A consortium of partners including Wired Sussex has agreed a clear partnership vision and a viable business case for the development of New England House as a digital media hub but a funding package has yet to be identified.

Click here to download Major Projects update Nov 12


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