Construction work will start this month on an ambitious cultural project for the whole of the Royal Pavilion Estate, Brighton.
The estate comprises the historic Royal Palace and gardens, a museum, art gallery and three performing arts spaces. By improving facilities and equipping the estate for a sustainable future, it will be able to reaffirm its position as a key cultural destination for many more years to come.
Phase one, the first of three phases of work, will reinvigorate and reconnect the buildings and landscape of the Estate and refurbish the Grade 1 listed Corn Exchange and Grade 2 listed Studio Theatre for a 21st century audience.
Matthew Morrish, Associate, FCBStudios said: “The restoration of the nationally-significant Grade 1 listed Corn Exchange remains the centrepiece of the Phase One project and by repairing the fabric of the roof and walls, revealing and exposing the west wall to the new Gallery bar and restoring natural light to the interior, the heritage and physical condition of the existing spaces and structures is enhanced. These measures, amongst many others, seek to fulfil the over-arching ambition of making Brighton Dome a more resilient, more efficient and a more stimulating centre of artistic activity.”