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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.”