A HELICOPTER lifted two large cooling units onto the roof of Brighton Dome this morning.

The work was accried out at about 7.30am and was part of a multi-million-pound refit of the arts venue.

Church Street and New Road were closed while the helicopter was in place.

Among other developments taking place inside the historic building is the installation of a large glass skylight above a new public viewing gallery which will have a bar and overlook the Corn Exchange.

A balcony is being constructed in the Studio Theatre, once a supper room, to provide more seating and give the space a more intimate feel.

A visitor entrance in New Road will open up the building and make it more welcoming and accessible.

There will also be a new street-level cafe bar with terrace seating in New Road and a creative space for artists and production teams to use.