Brighton & Hove Albion has released outline details of proposals for retained land adjacent to Falmer’s Amex stadium including a hotel and student accommodation.
The club anticipates that the plans will generate an additional 200 jobs on top of the 1,000 that the stadium has created since it was completed in 2011.
The three storey hotel would be built on land sandwiched between the stadium and the corner plot to the east that was not included in the original demise of the site because it is under the jurisdiction of Lewes District planning authority which opposed the stadium. Although the land is owned by Brighton & Hove City Council, Lewes will still have to give consent because part of the proposed development crosses the line into Lewes District. It is hoped that it will be completed by autumn 2015 in time for the Rugby World Cup.
Accommodation for up to 800 students would be built on the site of the Bridge Community Centre car park and a multi storey car park would also be built in this location for fans arriving by car on match days. The existing Bridge buildings would have to be demolished but the club has promised to find alternatives for the community centre.
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