New safety fencing to be put up along Madeira Terraces on Brighton seafront

Posted On 04 Dec 2015 at 5:09 pm

The council is to put up more than half a mile of safety fencing along Madeira Terraces on Brighton seafront.

Brighton and Hove City Council said: “Work is about to start on installing new security fencing along Madeira Terraces on Brighton seafront.

“The new fencing will replace temporary fencing put up in the summer, as part of work by Brighton and Hove City Council to prevent sections of Madeira Terraces from collapsing and make the area safe for the public.

Madeira terraces fenced off. Picture by Ken Frost

Madeira terraces fenced off. Picture by Ken Frost

“A total of 865 metres of steel mesh fencing is being erected along the terraces.

“The 3m-high ‘anti-climb’ fencing will be the same ‘Brighton blue’ colours as the seafront railings and arches.

The work will help improve the appearance of the area while options for the long term restoration of the terraces are being explored.

“Contractors arrived on site this week and installation is expected to take around ten weeks, allowing for the Christmas break.

“Madeira Drive will continue to be open to two-way traffic while work is in progress, so that businesses can continue to trade and events go ahead as planned.”

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