Facelift for Brighton Centre

Geoffrey Bowden, Bill Randall and Adam Bates at the refurbished Brighton Centre

Geoffrey Bowden, Bill Randall and Adam Bates at the refurbished Brighton Centre

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The ribbon has been cut on a new era for the Brighton Centre.

Brighton and Hove City Council leader Bill Randall was joined by tourism cabinet member Geoffrey Bowden in marking the official opening of the refurbished seafront venue.

It comes after £1 million was promised to build a new front, fit new doors, improve the foyer and redesign the restaurant – after replacement of over 4,000 seats, interiors modernised and meeting facilities improved.

Howard Barden, the Brighton Centre acting general manager, said: “With the completion of these works, we anticipate we will greatly enhance the delegate and visitor experience keeping the venue competitive and relevant on both the national and international conference venues scene.”

It has a capacity of 5,000 with the largest purpose-built conference and exhibition space in the south of England.

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7:39pm Fri 6 Jan 12

remluf says...

I thought the Brighton centre and Kingswest bulding were both being demolished and replaced with one new building.
That's what needs to happen.
And the link to Churchill Square should be restored. It used to connect to the side of Tescos.
I thought the Brighton centre and Kingswest bulding were both being demolished and replaced with one new building. That's what needs to happen. And the link to Churchill Square should be restored. It used to connect to the side of Tescos. remluf
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7:40pm Fri 6 Jan 12

rolivan says...

Hope for a million pounds they don't end up with revolving door syndrome
Hope for a million pounds they don't end up with revolving door syndrome rolivan
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7:42pm Fri 6 Jan 12

Spx says...

Will the doors help prevent the ingress of woodchip dust from Shoreham Harbour!
Will the doors help prevent the ingress of woodchip dust from Shoreham Harbour! Spx
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8:12pm Fri 6 Jan 12

richardsim7 says...

What a great article, perhaps a picture next time might be an idea though
What a great article, perhaps a picture next time might be an idea though richardsim7
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11:38pm Fri 6 Jan 12

jyan says...

Are the councillors a permanent revolving feature?
Are the councillors a permanent revolving feature? jyan
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12:07am Sat 7 Jan 12

bug eye says...

take an ugly 70s building and make it uglier with even more brown glass and frames. surely a contemporary makeover could have made this building quirky and interesting, but I suppose with the backward planning policies of the council this is what you get, pastiche.
take an ugly 70s building and make it uglier with even more brown glass and frames. surely a contemporary makeover could have made this building quirky and interesting, but I suppose with the backward planning policies of the council this is what you get, pastiche. bug eye
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9:15am Sat 7 Jan 12

george smith says...

On the article above that we are not allowed to comment on , I thought the travellers were here visiting relatives for Xmas - mind when I visit relatives I stay in a small hotel nearby. In is now January so why haven't they moved on?
On the article above that we are not allowed to comment on , I thought the travellers were here visiting relatives for Xmas - mind when I visit relatives I stay in a small hotel nearby. In is now January so why haven't they moved on? george smith
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10:38am Sat 7 Jan 12

Morpheus says...

george smith wrote:
On the article above that we are not allowed to comment on , I thought the travellers were here visiting relatives for Xmas - mind when I visit relatives I stay in a small hotel nearby. In is now January so why haven't they moved on?
Exactly my thoughts when I read about visiting relatives yesterday. If we did this with a caravan we would soon be moved on.
[quote][p][bold]george smith[/bold] wrote: On the article above that we are not allowed to comment on , I thought the travellers were here visiting relatives for Xmas - mind when I visit relatives I stay in a small hotel nearby. In is now January so why haven't they moved on?[/p][/quote]Exactly my thoughts when I read about visiting relatives yesterday. If we did this with a caravan we would soon be moved on. Morpheus
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10:57am Sat 7 Jan 12

Hotbeans says...

Erm, so the doors look like any other revolving doors. What does the refurbished building look like??
Erm, so the doors look like any other revolving doors. What does the refurbished building look like?? Hotbeans
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12:59pm Sun 8 Jan 12

moronslayer says...

Hotbeans wrote:
Erm, so the doors look like any other revolving doors. What does the refurbished building look like??
It looks much the same - drab brown glass. The pillars that used to be outside of the front doors have been enclosed.
It's funny how often building work costs a million pounds. I suppose it's an easier number to remember. I wonder if the figure was rounded up, or down.
[quote][p][bold]Hotbeans[/bold] wrote: Erm, so the doors look like any other revolving doors. What does the refurbished building look like??[/p][/quote]It looks much the same - drab brown glass. The pillars that used to be outside of the front doors have been enclosed. It's funny how often building work costs a million pounds. I suppose it's an easier number to remember. I wonder if the figure was rounded up, or down. moronslayer
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3:43pm Sun 8 Jan 12

Berkshire Hunt says...

amazing...
amazing... Berkshire Hunt
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4:22pm Sun 8 Jan 12

Dingdong123 says...

Ugliest building in england,should of bulldozed it
Ugliest building in england,should of bulldozed it Dingdong123
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4:15pm Mon 9 Jan 12

RottingdeanRant says...

Morpheus wrote:
george smith wrote:
On the article above that we are not allowed to comment on , I thought the travellers were here visiting relatives for Xmas - mind when I visit relatives I stay in a small hotel nearby. In is now January so why haven't they moved on?
Exactly my thoughts when I read about visiting relatives yesterday. If we did this with a caravan we would soon be moved on.
I wonder why we are not permitted to comment on the article about the travellers? I this some form of discrimination? Or maybe the council are scared of the obvious answer to 'Brighton and Hove City Council officials said they were aware of the new camp and were deciding what to do about it.' which is to get go to court immediately to evict them and do this immediately every time this occurs. Or is that too difficult?
[quote][p][bold]Morpheus[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]george smith[/bold] wrote: On the article above that we are not allowed to comment on , I thought the travellers were here visiting relatives for Xmas - mind when I visit relatives I stay in a small hotel nearby. In is now January so why haven't they moved on?[/p][/quote]Exactly my thoughts when I read about visiting relatives yesterday. If we did this with a caravan we would soon be moved on.[/p][/quote]I wonder why we are not permitted to comment on the article about the travellers? I this some form of discrimination? Or maybe the council are scared of the obvious answer to 'Brighton and Hove City Council officials said they were aware of the new camp and were deciding what to do about it.' which is to get go to court immediately to evict them and do this immediately every time this occurs. Or is that too difficult? RottingdeanRant
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