About the project

The Waterfront project is a multi-million pound scheme to:

  • redevelop the Brighton Centre site
  • extend the Churchill Square shopping centre
  • provide a new replacement conference centre and entertainment venue in the city

Plans for the Waterfront are currently at an early stage. It is a long-term and large-scale project that we’re working on with Aberdeen Standard Investments.

Relocating the Brighton Centre

A new Brighton Centre will ensure we can continue to compete with the bigger venues for large conferences and major act tours to support our local economy.

Until 5 December 2020 when the council agreed to postpone proposals, the Black Rock site had been the preferred location for the relocation of the Brighton Conference Centre.

These plans are on hold currently. Councillors have agreed to allow 12 months for Aberdeen Standard Investments to explore a replacement or the current venue as part of a wider redevelopment of the central site. This includes:

  • Kingswest
  • Debenhams
  • Brighton Centre site
  • NCP carparks

The Brighton Centre will continue to remain open for the foreseeable future. You can contact the Brighton Centre team to find out about holding conferences and events on the Brighton Centre website.

We discussed an update on the Waterfront project and the Black Rock regeneration scheme at the Policy & Resources Committee on 5 December.

Improving the seafront

Find out about other ongoing projects and plans to improve on the seafront.