The Council is planning to create a new conference and events centre at Black Rock. The plan is for Churchill Square shopping centre to be extended to occupy the site of the current Brighton Centre, which would be replaced by the new facility at Black Rock. This proposal took a step forward at the Policy and Resources Committee meeting on 28 April where it received cross party support.
We are concerned about the possible impact of the new centre on heritage, and the capacity of the Black Rock site for such a large venue. The transport infrastructure is another worry if thousands of people are likely to be attending major events.
We will keep a close eye on this story and report as soon as there is more to tell.
The images opposite show the Black Rock site today seen from the Marina wall with Arundel Terrace in the background and two pictures from the James Gray Photographic Archive: one in the late 1930s of the Black Rock Lido and one in the 1920s seen from the East before the construction of the undercliff walk.
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