A BUSY seafront underwent significant renovations in the 1980s.

Today's Timeout documents the repair work and construction which took place on Brighton seafront in 1983.

Large machinery is pictured near the Grand Brighton Hotel, as renovations are carried out on the arches at beach level.

A large crane is also pictured in this photo of Brighton beach, and a trench formed in the pebbles can also be seen.

Development works can also be seen taking place on the lower promenade on the seafront, as a cyclist passes through.

Traffic cones and a van are also pictured on the beach-level promenade as the renovation takes place.

It looks as though a fence is being added in one of these photos, in front of one of the ramps leading down to the beach from the upper promenade.

A man is pictured here repairing the iconic Victorian arches in Kings Road, which are now home to bars, clubs, restaurants and other businesses.

One photo shows concrete bases which have been laid by the arches.

More recently, 26 arches were demolished and rebuilt.

These arches are between Alfresco’s restaurant and the West Pier and the first shops in the new arches opened in summer 2014.

The scheme won a Sussex Heritage Trust Award for outstanding conservation work

Do you remember anything about the renovations on Brighton seafront in the 1980s?

If you do, get in touch with us and let us know.

To see more of our fantastic pictures from yesteryear go to theargus.co.uk/photoarchive.