Valley Gardens Phase 1 & 2
AREA: Brighton & Hove City
A new park for central Brighton for residents, businesses & visitors to enjoy
Delivery Body: Brighton and Hove City Council
Coast to Capital LGF Allocation: £8m
Match Funding Contribution: £4.9m
Project Status: Delivering
Summary of Project
The Valley Gardens project is located in Brighton and runs between St Peter's Church and Church Street. The aim of the project is to transform a congested one way system in Brighton, which currently isolates the park and allow it to once again be opened up to easy access to members of the public.
Coast to Capital has invested Local Growth Funding across 3 phases of the scheme, to help improve green space, footpaths and roads. This route connects many residential areas to the city centre and the Brighton lanes. Current structure makes navigating the roads and pathways difficult for all users. Improvements made will see both road network and public realm transformed, with all new paving and traffic flow networks, including the removal of the accident prone roundabout in front of the pier.
These enhancements will allow a more sensible and user friendly route, including dedicated bus lanes travelling in both directions, improved public accessibility and bus priority measures, plus new walking and cycling provision between the park, beach and sea front. Additionally, improvements in this area will enhance visitor and local footfall, making it a prime location for community events and markets.
- 1,588sqm of resurfaced roads
- 670m of cycle ways
- 86,921sqm of indirect commercial floor space
- 229 indirect job creation