Plans submitted for the first phase of Madeira Terrace in Brighton

PLANS have been submitted for the first phase of the Madeira Terrace restoration.

40 arches are being restored between the Royal Crescent Steps and Shelter Hall, where Concorde 2 is located.

This includes a brand new elevator on the steps, while the elevator in the Shelter Hall is being restored.

The restoration will see the return of the middle deck terrace to view events on Madeira Drive and will be a “linear park”.

The Argus: On the left the new lift and in the distance the Shelter Hall lift. Images from Brighton and Hove City CouncilOn the left the new lift and in the distance the Shelter Hall lift. Images from Brighton and Hove City Council

Brighton and Hove City Council’s planning application for this phase of the restoration of the 132-year-old building will be considered in its planning committee on 2 November.

Clare Rainey, Vice-Chair of the Tourism, Equality, Communities and Culture Committee, said: “The restoration of the Madeira Terrace is the largest project the Council has undertaken in a long time.

“We know how important Madeira Terrace is to both residents and visitors. We are determined to bring them back to life and ensure our actions are sustainable and protect the patio for generations to come.

“Please review the video and plans in our planning register and give us your comments.”

The Argus: This is what the passage on the middle deck will look like. The seats are illuminated with LEDsWhat the aisle on the middle deck will look like. The seats are illuminated with LEDs

Madeira Terrace has been fenced since 2012.

The seats on the middle deck catwalk will be LED illuminated.

Work was scheduled to begin in the fall of 2023, while future phases of the restoration “will be delivered as soon as funding becomes available”.

The council is currently clearing the site for contractors to begin work next year.

The Argus: The area that will be restored in phase oneThe area that will be restored in phase one

Planting for biodiversity and securing the green wall at the back of the patio will also be done at this stage.

It will also repair, restore and protect much of the existing iron structure and restore decorative elements to the arches.

Bill Puddicombe, Chair of the Advisory Council added: “Madeira Terrace is such an important part of our coastal and urban heritage. So many of us have waited so long to see progress.

“The on-site work is what we want to see, and with the planning application now being reviewed, we are one step closer to that much-anticipated ‘boots in place’ moment.”

The Argus: Image by Simon DackImage by Simon Dack

The council previously apologized for cutting down the green wall of the Japanese spindle planted by the Victorians.

The application was also due to be submitted last summer, but the procurement process took “a little longer than originally planned”.

More information on the development can be found on the Council’s website.

https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/20864171.plans-submitted-first-phase-madeira-terrace-brighton/?ref=rss Plans submitted for the first phase of Madeira Terrace in Brighton

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