The changing face of London Road Brighton

An innovative new project in London Road will soon start to change the face of the area and will also help to keep recent university graduates working in their chosen field in the city.

£70,000 to regenerate London Road

We have recently awarded a £70,000 commission to Spacemakers, an arts and regeneration agency based in New England House in Brighton, to help redevelop the area. Spacemakers will design and implement a public art project that will enhance the London Road Regeneration Area. 

They’ll open a studio of talented recent Brighton graduates, to collectively produce a piece (or pieces) of public art for the area. The studio will run for six months, starting January 2015, and the art will be installed by June 2015.

The project aims to harness the talent and ideas of recent graduates. This project will help Brighton's graduates find a way to do the work they want to do post-graduation and begin their professional practice, whilst staying within the city they studied in.

Funding

The commission is part funded through Brighton & Hove City Council’s Section 106 scheme for developers, which in this instance will come from Knightsbridge Student Housing Ltd, developers of the Co-op site on London Road.

It is also part of ‘ReCreate’, which is part-funded by the European INTERREG IVA France (Channel) England Cross-border Cooperation Programme, October 2013 to June 2015.

Find out more about public art in Brighton & Hove.