NEW business spaces are up for grabs on the seafront.

Premises are now available in the newly-refurbished Shelter Hall at the bottom of West Street, Brighton.

A total of 1,291sqft (120sqm) is available in the Rotunda Cafe, which is at street level, providing an opportunity for smaller food and drinks operators.

This week contractors have been putting in the windows and doors for the building which is expected to be complete at the end of the year.

The new space has views of both the Palace Pier and the West Pier.

The new Shelter Hall is larger than the previous building, with two internal floors, a rotunda on top and a roof terrace. It will also incorporate new public toilets.

The multi-million pound project is part of the council’s Seafront Investment Programme and is being funded from Government grants including a £9 million investment award from the Department for Transport’s Highways Maintenance Challenge Fund, borrowing and council money.

Councillor Anne Pissaridou, chairwoman of the environment, transport and sustainability committee, said: “The new Shelter Hall will provide a stunning new destination for the city’s residents and visitors and is a key part of the city’s seafront regeneration. The project has also involved strengthening the road above, restoring seafront arches and providing a new walkway on the lower promenade.”