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6 May 2022

Regenerated Retail/Leisure Space Available on Brighton Sea Front with Significant Local Heritage.

Development, Investment & Capital Markets, SHW News


SHW are pleased to have been instructed by Brighton and Hove City Council to market Brighton's historic Reading Room and Temple on Madeira Drive.



There are few locations more breath‐taking than this one. The Black Rock area of Brighton sits directly below the Regency architecture of the Kemp Town Estate. The ‘Reading Room’ originally served as a place for the wealthy to take in the sea air. The Temple, close by, was a “folly” which also offers superb views and outdoor space, making the Reading Room and Temple perfectly situated to become the new ‘places to be’ with over 1000 sq ft of indoor space and 2700 sq ft of outdoor terrace space.

 

Richard Pyne, Partner for SHW comments, “We are delighted to be working with BHCC & Rose Consulting on these fantastic properties which make up part of the Black Rock Rejuvenation project, which include a new 800m boardwalk, cycle pump track, outdoor play and sports area, improved transport links and an outdoor festival space."

 

Joshua Aylott, Graduate Surveyor at SHW adds; “This is an exciting project to be involved in given the prominent seafront location and extensive history of the two properties. The Black Rock Rejuvenation project will breathe new life into this section of Brighton’s coast by providing an exciting new space for retail and leisure. We’re expecting a high level of interest from national and local food and beverage operators and will work closely with BHCC and Rose Consulting to ensure the new tenants are the right ‘fit’ by meeting certain criteria including place making, sustainability and community benefit.”

 

For more information, please contact Josh Aylott (jaylott@shw.co.uk) or Richard Pyne (rpyne@shw.co.uk). For more information on the Black Rock rejuvenation scheme, please visit https://www.brighton‐hove.gov.uk/black‐rock‐rejuvenation.


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