A £85 million shopping centre has suffered a second major blow since it opened in November.

FatFace Clothing & Accessories will be closed today, Wednesday and Thursday, despite having only just opened.

An Argus reader emailed us to say: “Another recently opened unit in the Beacon is closing ‘for essential maintenance.’

“FatFace today had the floor covering removed and what appears to be damp and mould on the walls.

“A note on the window says the shop is closing tomorrow for essential maintenance.

“This is only a few weeks after H&M closed for a couple of weeks shortly after opening and Paper Chase had a day without power prior to Christmas.”

A statement from The Beacon said: “FatFace will be closed from January 15 to 17 for essential maintenance work and will reopen on Friday January 18.

“We apologise to our customers for any inconvenience caused.”

The Beacon was previously known as The Arndale shopping centre.

It is owned by Legal and General.

H&M put a sign in the window in December saying “it needs to ensure the safety of our customers and colleagues.”

The company would not reveal the nature of the health and safety concerns.

But Eastbourne MP Stephen Lloyd said on Facebook: “I’m told there’s a minor structural issue which is being sorted.

“You know what it’s like when you’ve got builders in the house!

“Can always be a challenge to sort, snagging etc, but am sure they’re getting there.”

The MP was responding to a comment from Facebook user Emelyne Fleet, who said: “We went down today to have a look round the new shops and were shocked to find H&M closed already with the sign in the window stating it’s until further notice.

“I hope none of the others close as quickly!”

A spokesperson for The Beacon said at the time: “We are sorry for the inconvenience caused by the temporary closure of H&M.

“We are working with the store to re-open it as quickly as possible.”