ARCHITECTS and designers are coming together to create bold plans to reshape the face of Brighton.

Five locations have been chosen by the council for the Brighton and Hove City Charrette, a conference of designers who will draw up radical redesigns of the selected areas.

The five “challenging” places are Madeira Drive, Elder Place, Hove Station, areas around Portland Street and Foundry Street and Coomb Farm in Saltdean.

While the designs will only be hypothetical, they could serve as blueprints for future redevelopment in the city.

John Cowell of Brighton Design, which is organising the event on Friday with the council, said: “We are thrilled to see the best creative minds come together to help resolve Brighton and Hove’s urban challenges.

“We can’t wait to help establish and strengthen Brighton and Hove’s rightful place as one of the key creative hubs for development in the UK.”

The third edition of the design workshop, organised between the council, Design Brighton and Design South East, will see groups of architects and designers brought together to tackle some of the city’s most

problematic urban planning challenges.

Teams of professionals and students will each be assigned one of the areas and will then create designs to tackle issues facing the area such as transport links and public spaces.

Final proposals made at the event will be exhibited at the launch of the Design Brighton festival which will be held at the i360 on the seafront on October 24.

Councillor Julie Cattell, Brighton and Hove City Council’s lead member for planning, said: “We’re looking forward to seeing the proposals for the city’s future and will be listening carefully to the community’s input to guide the future

development of Brighton and Hove.”

The Charrette, the third of its kind in the city, will be held on Friday at Hove Town Hall in Norton Road.