Design ideas wanted for Brighton Dome and Royal Pavilion

 Designers are to be brought in to try to revamp some of Brighton and Hove’s most popular attractions.

The Royal Pavilion Estate and the Brighton Dome are working together to create a masterplan for the area. The scheme is being drawn up for the Royal Pavilion, Brighton Museum and Art Gallery, Brighton Dome, Corn Exchange, the Studio Theatre and Pavilion Gardens.

Brighton and Hove City Council has asked architect-led design agencies with significant experience of working on nationally significant listed buildings to submit their bids for a feasibility study.

The study is aimed at developing the facilities at the attractions and revamping them to make them more attractive to visitors. It says the budget for the study is “somewhere in the region” of £25,000 to £50,000.

The plans must be submitted no later than 12pm on February 8. The feasibility study must be completed by the end of May and the successful team will unveil its ideas in the first week of June.

Geoffrey Bowden, the chair of the council’s economic development and culture committee, said: “The Royal Pavilion, the Regency gardens and Dome complex are seen rightly as an extraordinary national asset.

“While they’ve improved immeasurably in recent decades we still have ambitions to do more.

“We want to raise them further to World Heritage Site status – improving aspects like the welcome, the feeling of security and history, conservation and the facilities for visitors and performers.

“Making the Pavilion estate really special, recognised as a world asset, is the best way to ensure we have the income to preserve its future.”

Comments (1)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

1:31pm Wed 23 Jan 13

getThisCoalitionOut says...

Try bringing prices down if you want to attract more visitors.

I went in the gift shop in Dec last year and was appalled at how expensive everything was in there. Ridiculously high prices. I wanted something nice to send to family in USA for Christmas, I saw some imitation crown jewels - priced at over £100!

I came away with nothing as a lot of what was for sale was very poor quality and very expensive.

If you continue like that you will go out of business - as you deserve IMO.
Try bringing prices down if you want to attract more visitors. I went in the gift shop in Dec last year and was appalled at how expensive everything was in there. Ridiculously high prices. I wanted something nice to send to family in USA for Christmas, I saw some imitation crown jewels - priced at over £100! I came away with nothing as a lot of what was for sale was very poor quality and very expensive. If you continue like that you will go out of business - as you deserve IMO. getThisCoalitionOut

Comments are closed on this article.

click2find

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree