The name of the park at the centre of the Kingsway to the Sea project has been chosen.

Nearly 4,000 people voted for the name of the new park which is currently under construction.

After a public vote, Hove Beach Park was selected as the name for the new park with nearly a quarter of the votes.

Brighton and Hove City Councillor Julie Cattell said: “Nearly 3,900 votes were cast and the clear winner is Hove Beach Park.

“That was the favourite with close to a quarter of all votes.

“This project is all about listening to and working with the community to make sure we deliver what is most important to them. So it’s great that so many residents have helped choose the permanent name for this wonderful new park.

“Hove Beach Park will start to be used as new signage goes up later in the year.”

Brighton and Hove City Council put a call out for names in December with other suggestions paying homage to suffragette Mary Clarke and Baghdadi Jewish merchant Flora Reuben Sassoon.

Hove Beach Park won 23 per cent of the vote with Mary Clarke Park in second with 19 per cent of the vote.

Other names under consideration included Kingsway Park and West Beach Park.

The park is at the centre of the multi-million pound Kingsway to the Sea project which is set to transform Hove seafront.

A new outdoor sports hub, gardens, wheeled sports area and padel and tennis courts.

The £13.7 million plans were previously suspended of financial fears but were restarted in September.

Work is expected to be completed towards the end of 2024.