£450m seafront plan will extend Churchill Square, demolish the Brighton Centre and build at Black Rock
Councillors have been briefed about a hugely ambitious blueprint to transform the seafront from the Brighton Centre to Black Rock.
Plans envisage the demolition of the Brighton Centre and the Kingswest complex – widely regarded as two of the ugliest buildings in the city – to allow the expansion of Churchill Square Shopping Centre down to King’s Road.
Crucial to the viability of the plans – drawn up by council officers in consultation with Standard Life Investments which owns Churchill Square – could be a 20-storey apartment block at the bottom of West Street.
A new conference and entertainment centre, with seating for up to 10,000 people – twice the capacity of the Brighton Centre – is being proposed for the long-derelict, council-owned Black Rock site near Brighton Marina.