Plans to transform Brighton by moving the conference centre and expanding the Churchill Square shopping centre are currently being considered by Brighton & Hove City Council.
The plan would involve building a new conference centre on the Black Rock site next to the Marina.
The space vacated by the Brighton Centre on the seafront could then be used to expand the Chruchill Square shopping centre, according to the plans.
Both plans are said to be at a very early stage.
“We are currently exploring an opportunity to develop a new conference and events centre; discussions are very much at the feasibility stage but, nevertheless, it is great news to see a proposal of this magnitude on the table,” Howard Barden, Brighton & Hove city Council’s Head of Tourism and Venues told CN. “Conference business is a vital part of the city’s economy and this reflects the growing confidence in Brighton as a hub for business and investment.
“Several of our flagship venues have invested heavily in refurbishment programmes recently and a new centre would be a welcome addition to the city’s strong portfolio. We will be keeping a keen eye on the planning process as it unfolds and, if the centre gets the green light, look forward to extending the benefits it would present to existing and new clients over the coming years.
“In the meantime, it is business as usual at the Brighton Centre,” he added.
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