Hoardings have finally gone up at a site earmarked for an exclusive members’ club.

Soho House Brighton, the newest addition to the global brand, is set to be built on a derelict area of the seafront.

The site reserved for the club stretches between Camelford Street and Madeira Place.

The £60 million redevelopment has been in the pipeline since planning permission was approved in April 2016.

The area has been derelict for three years.

A series of delays has got in the way of the work starting, which Soho House blamed on a modification to its designs.

It was initially hoped that the club would open in spring last year.

But that date was pushed back to autumn and then again into 2018.

There were still no signs of the work beginning until recently.

But now the hoardings have gone up, it suggests that construction could be about to start.

There has been frustration over the delays.

Outgoing Brighton and Hove City Council leader and ward councillor Warren Morgan said earlier this year that he was disappointed by the lack of progress.

He said the site was an eyesore which did the city – and Soho House – no favours.

When finished, the revamped area will house new restaurants and bars, including a grassy rooftop bar, an open air plunge pool and two new pavilions.

The 20 Soho House venues around the world include UK locations Babington House, Little House Mayfair, as well as clubs in Berlin, Barcelona and Chicago. Guests at the Brighton venue will be able to enjoy a vintage bar, sleek roof terrace and swimming pool.

A Soho House spokeswoman said: "We’re looking forward to Brighton joining New York, Amsterdam, London, Los Angeles and Berlin as part of the creative community of Soho House.

"As with all of our houses it is designed around the local neighbourhood and we have been humbled by the support and interest in the House in Brighton.”