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.