THE owner of Brighton and Hove Albion is bankrolling a redevelopment of a synagogue.

Tony Bloom, who is Jewish, is putting forward the cash for the proposed changes to the synagogue at 29 to 31 New Church Road in Hove.

The blueprint, which will be revealed at a public consultation in November, will see a new orthodox synagogue along with a kosher care, education facilities, a community centre and even residential accommodation.

Developers are also working with Jewish charity Work Avenue, which is based in Finchley, London, to create a business and employment centre on the site.

There will also be a gym and a nursery along with an underground car park.

It is intended that the social, education and employment facilities will be available to be used by the whole community. The full plans will be unveiled at a public consultation in the Mark Luck Hall, New Church Road, Hove, on November 2 November from 2pm to 8pm.

They will also be available to view the following day from 10:00am to 1pm.

It is not clear what the total cost of the project is.

Tony Bloom stepped in with Brighton and Hove Hebrew Congregation suffering financial problems.

The group was considering selling most of the New Church Road site to developers.

Funding for the development will come from his Bloom Foundation, of which he is the chairman.

The Sussex Jewish Representative Council said the development would help make the city a desirable place for Jewish Londoners if they were looking to move.

A spokesman said: “We are very excited by the plans to expand and redevelop the site at New Church Road. The proposed facilities offer a forward-thinking vision of what a reinvigorated Brighton and Hove Jewish community can look like.

“The cross-communal nature of the cultural, educational and social projects will make our community an even more desirable destination for Jewish families wishing to move out of London. The state of the art facilities will ensure that it becomes a model centre for Jewish life in the south east.”