Performing arts centre proposal for Hove leisure site

The Argus: The King Alfred Leisure Centre in Hove

5:20pm Thursday 23rd August 2012

Entrepreneur Rob Starr has unveiled a multimillion pound scheme to redevelop the King Alfred Leisure Centre in Hove and build a performing arts venue

Secondary school plan gets go-ahead

1:21pm Saturday 14th July 2012

The Government has given the go ahead to a Christian free school which aims to move on to the site of a leisure centre.

Action demanded for 'disgraceful' King Alfred Leisure Centre

The Argus: REFURB: The King Alfred Leisure Centre

2:20pm Monday 16th April 2012

Residents are calling on council officials to sort out the “disgraceful and disgusting” King Alfred Leisure Centre.

King Alfred could get its skates on

9:43am Tuesday 3rd April 2012

A disused Hove seafront site could support a new ice rink, according to experts.

Brighton and Hove ice-rink plans under scrutiny

1:00pm Saturday 3rd March 2012

Community plans for a temporary ice-rink at a prime seafront site are to be probed.

Brighton and Hove sports centres get revamp

3:40pm Friday 12th August 2011

Two sports centres are set for a multi-million pound facelift.

Ice rink could be sited next to King Alfred centre

4:30pm Tuesday 15th March 2011

The King Alfred site is to be considered for a Sussex ice rink.

£450,000 new gym due to open at King Alfred leisure centre

6:33pm Tuesday 11th January 2011

A new gym is due to open at the King Alfred Leisure Centre, which was previously earmarked for demolition.

Brighton's leisure centres handed over to private firm

4:30pm Tuesday 7th December 2010

A leisure centre that has faced an uncertain future for years is to be handed over to a not-for-profit organisation, as part of a major shake-up of leisure facilities.

Hove King Alfred plans put on hold for 15 years

2:40pm Thursday 10th June 2010

The redevelopment of The King Alfred Leisure Centre has been ditched for up to 15 years after the council revealed privatisation plans.

Architect behind King Alfred plans defends "wow-factor" towers

5:00pm Friday 18th December 2009

The architect whose controversial designs for the redevelopment of Hove seafront were dumped says he believes there is still a place for extravagant buildings.

Hove resident draws up King Alfred plans

The Argus: NEW LOOK: Simon James's concept

12:08pm Monday 30th November 2009

A resident has drawn up his own blueprint for the King Alfred Leisure Centre redevelopment plans.

Revealed: Planners' unrest over King Alfred

The Argus: Revealed: Planners' unrest over King Alfred

2:15pm Friday 20th November 2009

The unrest among expert planners before the £290 million King Alfred development on Hove seafront was approved has finally been revealed.

The Argus's two-year battle for the truth about King Alfred

2:18pm Friday 20th November 2009

The Argus fought a two-year battle to force the council to release documents it had tried to suppress about the King Alfred application.

King Alfred flumes on the way out

9:25am Thursday 18th December 2008

Demolition work at Hove’s King Alfred leisure centre will start this week to remove the outdoor flumes.

King Alfred centre to lose its slides

1:06pm Sunday 23rd November 2008

The man in charge of the future of the King Alfred site has said the leisure centre's flumes will be removed as part of a £1.5 million emergency repair package.

Question Councillor Ted Kemble about the King Alfred

The Argus: City council cabinet member Ted Kemble will answer readers' questions tomorrow

11:05am Friday 21st November 2008

The man in charge of the future of the King Alfred will be answering your questions today.

£1.5m to upgrade King Alfred leisure centre

The Argus: Urgent repairs are needed at the King Alfred Leisure Centre

10:26am Friday 21st November 2008

Councillors last night discussed the future of the King Alfred Leisure Centre after plans for a £290 million housing and leisure complex fell through earlier this month.

New school plan for King Alfred site

The Argus: New school plan for King Alfred

8:44am Thursday 13th November 2008

The King Alfred leisure centre is being looked at as a site for a new school.

Crucial £1.5m repairs for King Alfred

11:10am Wednesday 12th November 2008

Urgent repairs are to be carried out on the King Alfred leisure centre at a cost of up to £1.5 million.

What now for King Alfred?

The Argus: The King Alfred leisure centre has fallen into a state of disrepair

10:25am Monday 10th November 2008

A new row has broken out over the future of the run-down King Alfred leisure centre.

King Alfred plans are dead

7:08pm Friday 7th November 2008

The £290 million King Alfred development is dead.

King Alfred hopes fade

The Argus: The King Alfred scheme is under threat

1:40pm Friday 17th October 2008

The controversial King Alfred development will not be built for years even if a backer supports the plan, the project’s developer has conceded.

King Alfred back on track

The Argus: Two potential investors have been found for the King Alfred project

2:30pm Friday 10th October 2008

Two potential investors have expressed an interest in backing the multimillion-pound King Alfred scheme, according to the developer.

King Alfred dream threatened

The Argus: Proposed King Alfred development

1:14pm Wednesday 30th July 2008

The King Alfred development was last night hanging by a thread after its financial backer walked away.

King Alfred in doubt after bank drops out

The Argus: King Alfred in doubt after bank drops out

3:10pm Tuesday 29th July 2008

The controversial King Alfred development is hanging by a thread today after the withdrawal of its financial backers.

King Alfred work set to begin in a year

The Argus:

9:49am Wednesday 20th February 2008

Building work on the controversial King Alfred project is predicted to start next February.

Planners felt pressured into backing King Alfred development

9:59pm Tuesday 15th January 2008

Planning officials penned an angry letter to their boss complaining they were made to feel pressured into backing the £270 million seafront King Alfred development decision, it has emerged.

New bid to stop King Alfred development

5:56pm Wednesday 10th October 2007

The controversial King Alfred redevelopment faces another challenge after one of the city's most respected conservation groups launched a legal bid to block it.

Actors 'paid to back King Alfred'

5:27am Monday 6th August 2007

Actors were given £100 each to form a "rent-a-mob" at council meetings where they backed the controversial King Alfred development, it has been claimed.

King Alfred gets green light

4:50pm Wednesday 11th July 2007

The controversial King Alfred development has negotiated its final planning chicane despite a last-minute attempt to derail the process.

Council set to approve King Alfred plans

5:45am Wednesday 11th July 2007

The final go-ahead for the building of a controversial seafront development could be just days away.

Gehry towers set to get go-ahead

The Argus:

3:32pm Monday 2nd July 2007

Planning permission for Frank Gehry’s £290 million King Alfred development in Hove is expected to be finalised within days after winning the backing of the council leader.

Shock blow to King Alfred plans

The Argus: An artist's impression of what the development would look like

6:20pm Wednesday 27th June 2007

Brighton and Hove's flagship King Alfred leisure centre and housing project was thrown into doubt after extraordinary scenes at a planning meeting this afternoon.

Delay on King Alfred decision

The Argus: The development of the King Alfred Centre has been delayed

4:38pm Tuesday 24th April 2007

A government decision on the controversial King Alfred development has been delayed indefinitely.

New bid to halt seafront towers

The Argus:

10:09am Monday 26th March 2007

Opponents of the King Alfred redevelopment at Hove have asked the Government to intervene and stop the scheme.

It's a yes to towers

The Argus:

9:36am Friday 23rd March 2007

The £290 million King Alfred development will be granted planning permission by the slimmest of margins today, The Argus can exclusively reveal.

Late bid to push King Alfred plans through

The Argus: King Alfred Sports Centre redevelopment plans from Karis

10:32pm Wednesday 21st March 2007

An offensive has been launched to convince wavering members of a planning committee to back the controversial King Alfred redevelopment.

Decision time for King Alfred

7:15am Tuesday 20th March 2007

One of the most controversial planning applications in Brighton and Hove's history will be determined this week, with potentially huge implications for the city's economy.

Key speaker at King Alfred meeting revealed as "vexatious litigant"

2:58pm Monday 19th March 2007

A man with a history of spurious legal challenges and objections to major developments across the country is to speak against the King Alfred proposal at a key planning meeting next week, The Argus can reveal.

King Alfred plans set for approval

9:08pm Sunday 18th March 2007

Town hall officials have recommended the controversial King Alfred redevelopment be given the go-ahead.

First pictures inside King Alfred centre

The Argus:

4:11pm Wednesday 14th March 2007

Developers today released the first pictures showing how the £290 million King Alfred leisure centre would look on the inside.

Planners 'jump gun' on scheme

6:34am Wednesday 7th March 2007

Campaigners are furious that council planners' recommendation on the King Alfred project could be made before public consultation ends.

King Alfred decision

6:45am Monday 5th March 2007

One of the most important decisions facing the city in a generation will be taken on March 23, The Argus can reveal.

New doubts over King Alfred plan

The Argus: This is the latest artist's impression of the revised proposal

8:10am Friday 9th February 2007

English Heritage has hit back at claims that it has endorsed the controversial King Alfred redevelopment scheme.

Poll backs King Alfred development

The Argus: Frank Gehry's design

8:47am Thursday 25th January 2007

The first independent test of public opinion on the controversial King Alfred leisure complex has found two-thirds of the city back its development.

New support for King Alfred

7:57am Friday 8th December 2006

English Heritage has given its backing to the controversial King Alfred development.

Latest towers plan is ‘harsh and unfriendly’

The Argus: An artist's impression of the King Alfred scheme

7:47am Tuesday 28th November 2006

Conservationists have produced a damning report on the latest blueprint for architect Frank Gehry's £290 million King Alfred towers.

Bowls centre bid ‘too soon’

11:01am Tuesday 14th November 2006

Campaigners fighting the King Alfred development said they were "incensed" after a council submitted a planning application to replace bowling facilities at the site.

King Alfred to go ahead with no changes

9:27am Friday 20th October 2006

Substantial changes to the £290 million seafront King Alfred development are unlikely.



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