Lane closures on seafront as £10m Shelter Hall plan begins

Shelter Hall
Shelter Hall

A 100-metre section of the Kings Road will be closed from January 4.

A 100-metre section of the Kings Road will be closed from January 4, as work on the £10 million Shelter Hall project begins.

Lane closures are expected to be in place for two-and-a-half years, as the crumbling arches underneath Kings Road are renovated, and work is undertaken to prevent the road from collapsing.

The project will rebuild Shelter Hall into a “flagship commercial location for the 21st century”. As the Shelter Hall extends underneath the A259, part of the road will close while work is underway.

From January 4, one lane of the westbound section of the A259 will be shut 50 metres either side of the bottom of West Street.

Cllr Gill Mitchell, chair of the city’s environment and transport committee, said: “The rebuilding of the Shelter Hall and work to strengthen the A259 is absolutely essential for the future of our seafront and the road, which is the major coastal route through Brighton and Hove. We need to do the work to protect these assets into the next century.

“Shelter Hall marks the first stage of investment in the seafront’s infrastructure which is urgently in need of restoration and regeneration. This project, largely funded by the government, is on schedule and on budget and is a key part of securing our seafront economy.”