The replacement of Brighton’s Victorian seafront shelter at the bottom of West Street for a new £11 million two-storey build has been approved by local councillors.
The scheme includes a new kiosk on the upper promenade as well as a shop, restaurant and public toilets, with plans to double the floor area of the structure, increasing the commercial space and bringing in additional revenue to the council.
The council will be putting £1.7 million in from the Local Transport Plan and a report to members said, “The current building partially holds up the A259 seafront road and is structurally unsound.
“The new building would be significantly larger than the previous kiosk and would be located on a raised podium, reached by a set of open steps and ramps. It would have a similar geometric design incorporating some traditional elements although it would be a contemporary design.”