A deal has been struck to open a bar and one of the biggest nightclubs in the South at a seafront development in Brighton.

Club operator Po Na Na has agreed to pay £150,000 a year for premises at the multi-million pound Aquarium Terraces development in Madeira Drive, Brighton.

The deal covers a 25-year lease on the 14,000sq ft unit.

Pub chain The Purple Turtle has also agreed to open up in the development, paying £140,000 a year. It will be their fifth bar in the South.

Po Na Na managing director Christian Arden said: "We are delighted to be involved in what should prove to be a flagship venue for the group, similar to venues in Newcastle and Bristol."

Yesterday a spokesman for Po Na Na, which operates more than 50 venues across the UK, said he could not make further comments, particularly about jobs which may be created, until plans were drawn up.

Purple Turtle director Danny Fraifeld said: "Brighton and Hove is an exciting city and we are very much looking forward to working there. The building will become a landmark"

Plans for the bar include the first revolving floor in the city.

The deals mean there are only three empty units in the complex, which already includes Burger King and Jim Thompson's restaurant and bar.

Andy Morrish, of joint letting agents Stiles Harold Williams, said: "Po Na Na will take up about 40 per cent of the floor space."

Mr Morrish said the pub and bar would open in spring next year, subject to being licensed.

Petra Sewell, of joint letting agent FPD Savills, said: "The terraces are in an excellent location to create a night-time venture and will also generate a strong day-time trade."

The 1,750 capacity club venue was originally marked for Liverpool club Cream but it pulled out and local leisure chain CSide stepped in with plans to open a gay club.

The deal collapsed after CSide was sold to a venture capital company.