Boxpark plans to revive Brighton beachfront

Boxpark plans to revive Brighton beachfront

Boxpark has submitted plans to Brighton & Hove City Council to revive Brighton’s Madeira Terrace into a retail and leisure destination, looking to secure a 12-month exclusivity period to explore design, funding and management opportunities.

The project would repair the crumbling Victorian arches and create a development that would include a food and beverage offering, a hotel and urban green spaces to encourage international tourism and increase commercial performance.

Boxpark founder and Brighton resident Roger Wade has developed the plans alongside Paul Nicholson from Chalk Architecture.

“As a Brighton and Hove resident, I’m passionate about the regeneration our of outstanding sea-front. Madeira Terrace is the embodiment of the Victorian grandeur that saw Brighton become the UK’s favourite seaside destination,” says Wade.

“Our proposal aims to redevelop this much-loved area to create a year-round retail and leisure destination to be enjoyed by local residents and visitors to the coast alike. We’re looking forward to the opportunity to work with Brighton & Hove City Council, local stakeholders and businesses and our development partners over the next 12 months to explore how we bring the Boxpark concept to Brighton, whilst retaining the architecture and heritage that our seafront is synonymous with.”

Wade is currently working on signing the last traders and putting the finishing touches to Boxpark Wembley, which is due to open in December 2018.