Heritage Centre Stage: Reawakening Brighton’s Royal Estate

THEME: Business and Enterprise

AREA: Brighton

LGF will be used to fund phase 1 improvements to spaces within the Corn Exchange and Studio Theatre. These include significant structural improvements that rationalise operations and drive increased revenue surpluses in order to deliver against Brighton Dome & Festival Ltd ambitious business plan.

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

 This project is broken down into 3 phases, each contributing to overall restoration and regeneration of important buildings, all of which are part of Brighton’s Royal Estate.

Phase 1 will restore the grade I listed Corn Exchange and grade II listed Studio Theatre, phase 2 will restore the Regency Royal Pavilion Garden and phase 3 will restore the Brighton museum and art gallery.

The final product will contribute to preserving important historical buildings and therefore increasing tourism in the area.

The Local Growth Funds have contributed to construction and consultancy on this project enabling works to move forward successfully.


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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