14 June 2017

New train station flies in!

A new station for Brighton’s Volks Railway is due to be craned into position on the beach near the Sea Life Centre, tomorrow (15 June 2017)

Designed by Hove-based ABIR Architects and built by Boutique Modern at their warehouse in Newhaven, the new Volk’s Railway Aquarium station has just been loaded onto a lorry for delivery to Madeira Drive this evening 14 June 2017.  Estimated arrival time is around 8.30 – 9.00 pm.

Tomorrow morning the three elements of the modular building will be craned into their home on the beach on Madeira Drive – at a time to be confirmed.

The new building will house the Volk’s Railway Aquarium Station and a new visitor centre.

It forms part of a £1.65 million Heritage Lottery-funded improvement scheme.  This  will also see three of the original train carriages restored and a new Conservation Workshop on the site of the former train sheds to the east along the beach.

The Volks improvements are part of a £1 billion set of investments on Brighton & Hove seafront, either completed, underway, or in the pipeline.

Council leader Warren Morgan said:  “It’s great to see progress with yet another project, this time east of the Palace Pier, in addition to everything going on to improve things on the seafront.  We must easily have the busiest seafront in the country in terms of investment.”