A TOWN could be set to welcome major regeneration works as part of a multi-million pound project.

Bognor will see a 102-room hotel built and an extension to the Alexandra Theatre, if plans are approved by Arun District Council on September 14.

The Premier Inn hotel is planned for the south-eastern corner of the car park for the Regis Centre, which houses the Alexandra Theatre.

Build work at the £15.2 million project could start as soon as spring next year.

Hazel Latus, chairwoman of Arun Arts Company, said: “This is an exciting time for us as we are now one step closer to our plans for a top class, modern, multifunctional cultural space coming to fruition.

“The new theatre and workspaces will offer bigger, brighter, more accessible and much more energy efficient facilities.”

But soaring inflation has seen the project’s costs increase already.

The council was recently awarded £19.4 million from the Levelling Up Fund and £12.2 million of this is being used to extend and refurbish the theatre.

Members of the policy and finance committee supported the recommendation for an additional £3 million to be contributed by the council.