Members of the Coast to Capital Board recently enjoyed a bus tour of the many projects taking place the Brighton area.

Coast to Capital has invested in excess of £69 million from the Local Growth Fund to support the delivery of 16 projects in the city including the Brighton Dome, Circus Street and Valley Gardens.

 

Board members viewed progress at nine Brighton projects and were delighted to get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the Brighton Dome construction work. Coast to Capital invested £3 million towards the Corn Exchange and Studio Theatre where works include significant structural improvements to preserve the historic site. Board members also had the opportunity to hear about the Brighton Bikeshare, Coast to Capital allocated £1.16 million towards the scheme which is Britain’s most successful scheme outside of London and has been used by more than 20,000 since the launch.

 

Brighton based investments align with many of the priorities identified in Coast to Capital’s new ambitious strategy for the area ‘Gatwick 360’ in particular creating skills for the future and pioneering innovation. Coast to Capital is committed to the development of the economy in East Surrey, Croydon Greater Brighton and West Sussex.

Tim Wates, Coast to Capital Chairman said:

 

“Greater Brighton is one of the fastest-growing city regions in the UK and we are thrilled to have invested in a number of exciting projects in the area. Our projects fulfil a number of strategic opportunities including creating skills for the future and building a strong national and international profile and we look forward to seeing future developments as they arise.”

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