Seafront hotel in Brighton to undergo major revamp and create new homes

The seafront hotel
The seafront hotel

The owners of the Hilton Brighton Metropole has teamed up with housing developers to undertake 'an extensive refurbishment' of the building while creating new homes.

The owners of the landmark hotel announced a partnership with First Base, and are in advanced negotiations with Hilton to redevelop the iconic property, subject to planning approval.

Topland – which acquired the Hilton Brighton Metropole in 2011 – and First Base plan to undertake an extensive refurbishment of all the guest rooms and public areas. The local landmark will be carefully restored to protect its heritage whilst giving the buildings a new lease of life.

In addition, plans are also being developed to deliver new homes, improve local connectivity and provide a new open and accessible landscaped courtyard.

William Davies, director at Topland, sauid: “This agreement will represent a considerable investment into one of Brighton’s best known landmarks. The plans will support the city’s intention to enhance its reputation as a top tourist destination and help its economy to evolve from being seasonal to one that is sustainable throughout the year.”

Barry Jessup, director at First Base, added: “We are delighted to work with Topland to upgrade this Brighton landmark. We will be actively engaging with residents and businesses over the coming months, working together to enhance the hotel and delivering social and economic benefits to the city”.

First Base is currently developing the old American Express headquarters in Edward Street.

It said community consultations on the Hilton project will commence shortly including a series of residents’ workshops and community meetings.

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