Wilkinson Eyre has been appointed to lead a team of architects in transforming Brighton’s seafront
The practice is working with London-based ACME and Leonard Design Architects on the scheme to extend the central part of Brighton between Western Road and King’s Road and to link the city centre with the seafront.
The project includes a new ‘world-class’ conference and events venue to replace the existing Brighton Centre. The building is set to be built on land next to the arena which is owned by the city council.
It will also see the city’s Churchill Square shopping centre extended in an attempt to improve its relationship with the seafront.
Both practices will be working on conceptual designs for the King’s Road and Churchill Square sites.
Council leader Warren Morgan said: ‘This is arguably the most important project for the city’s future prosperity and one we are committed to delivering on time and in budget. It is key to the wider regeneration of the seafront and to delivering economic growth, jobs, homes and income for the city from new business rates and council tax.
‘We now have an impressive professional team to take this forward and produce a quality development that respects the city’s heritage whilst building a city fit for the future. The project team will be consulting with stakeholders in the New Year and the council will continue to work productively with Standard Life Investments on getting the agreement ready to be approved in Spring.’