Brighton's Royal Pavilion Estate

THEME: Business & Enterprise

AREA: Brighton

Restoring important historical buildings & increasing tourism in Brighton

Delivery Body: Brighton & Hove City Council

Theme: Business & Enterprise

Coast to Capital LGF Allocation: £3m

Match Funding Contribution: £17.69m

Project Status: Delivering


Summary of Project

The Royal Pavilion Estate is the City of Brighton & Hove's cultural heart and an internationally recognised emblem. This project will see the restoration of the historic Royal Pavilion Estate to preserve and enhance the buildings and Garden including exposing original features.


Coast to Capital invested Local Growth Funding towards the wholesale renovation of the Corn Exchange and Studio Theatre buildings, and other renovations to include; the creation of new gallery spaces, a cafe and support facilities. The renovation work has been carefully planned to ensure that the original features of the building are preserved, in particular the main architecture of the Corn Exchange, including reinstating the internal panelling that was part of the original purpose of the building as a riding arena. The facility will also incorporate a new state of the art automatic podium seating system, which will allow the Corn Exchange to be used in a variety of formats to cater for multiple events. These state of the art facilities and event spaces will not only preserve the important historical buildings but will increase visitor numbers into the City and therefore increasing tourism.



Key Outputs

  • 30 jobs
  • 317 safeguarded jobs
  • 2,652sqm commercial floor space
  • 40 enterprises receiving non-financial support
  • 12 enterprises receiving support
  • 157sqm new training / learning floor space

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