Why we're redeveloping
The vacant Black Rock site is at the far eastern end of Brighton seafront, close to Brighton Marina. It has been run-down and underused for over 40 years.
The long-term plan is to develop and regenerate the area but it is difficult to get to by public transport and the site is not able to be redeveloped until underground obstructions are removed and other works can be undertaken.
The site has always been popular with event organisers because of its size and seafront location.
Before redevelopment, we want to help improve the area and increase its use. We plan to make it more attractive to temporary event organisers. We also want to improve the lighting and overall public space to make it a more accessible and attractive place to visit.
Regenerating the Black Rock site is important for the wider regeneration of the eastern seafront and it will support the future restoration of Madeira Terrace and Madeira Drive.