A vision for Valley Gardens

We're working hard to improve Valley Gardens by reviving the historic public space and simplifying transportation around the gardens. This work will happen in three phases:

  • Phase 1 and 2: St Peter’s Church to Edward Street
  • Phase 3: Old Steine to the Palace Pier roundabout

Creating new public spaces and improving travel

The scheme will provide a more attractive and enjoyable public space. There will be two new public squares, events space and 2900 square metres net gain of open space land.

The scheme's focus on travel and transport will:

  • assist in improving road safety, air quality, and flood risk management
  • improve access to public transport services and ease of movement throughout the area
  • provide safer walking and cycling links throughout the area
  • provide up-to-date traffic signals equipment and renew existing, poor condition, highway infrastructure

What's happening now

Phases 1 and 2: St Peter’s Church to Edward Street

We have awarded the contract for phases 1 and 2 of the project to Dyer and Butler Ltd. Works started on 3 September 2018 and are expected to last around two years. 

Phase 3: Old Steine to the Palace Pier roundabout

The initial objectives for Phase 3 were approved by the Environment, Transport and Sustainability Committee in June and council officers are now developing design options for that project area. 

Timeline of the project

2006 Scheme was initially identified in the local transport plan 2.
2013 The concept design was developed and approved at committee.
2014 The business case was approved at committee.
2015 £8 million grant was awarded from the Coast to Capital local economic partnership. Committee approved the commencement of the design work.
2016 Committee approved the developed highway design.
2017 Planning permission was granted for the greenspace design.
Environment, Transport and Sustainability Committee approved the detailed highway and greenspace design and supported the outlined Traffic Regulation Order principles and approach.
2018 Dyer and Butler were selected as the preferred bidder after a tender process which ran from March until June 2018

Funding for the project

Phases 1 and 2: St Peter’s Church to Edward Street

The total funding available for phases 1 and 2 is £10.126 million. The government has made £8 million available to deliver these phases of the Valley Gardens scheme, through the Local Enterprise Partnership. The remaining funding is proposed from local developer contributions and through the Local Transport Plan. 

Phase 3: Old Steine to the Palace Pier roundabout

Council officers are currently developing a business case for funding of phase 3 of the project. 

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Contact us

To contact us about the Valley Gardens project, please email transport.projects@brighton-hove.gov.uk