About the Black Rock project

The Black Rock rejuvenation project will greatly improve the environment and infrastructure of the eastern seafront. 

It will also provide upgrades that will promote greener travel and improve connectivity between the eastern seafront, Black Rock and Brighton Marina. 

The council is leading the scheme with funding from Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership. 

Future proposals 

Future proposals for Black Rock will be shaped by consultation and through a development brief which will be prepared this year. Councillors will decide on the final brief which will guide any future proposals.

Phase one


The scheme will feature:

  • a new promenade link into Brighton Marina 
  • renovated historic buildings (The Old Reading Room and Temple) 
  • a new ecology trail and beach boardwalk delivering improved biodiversity in partnership with Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, Wakehurst 
  • an informal play space 
  • public art, seating and lighting 
  • clearing invasive tamarisk at Duke’s Mound Gardens to restore sea views and encourage native species to return 
  • a new sea defence wall and Promenade walk with seating 
  • preparing the Black Rock site for future redevelopment  

Proposals to build new public toilets and a community space remain under discussion.