Regeneration plans for Hove synagogue revealed

An artist's impression showing the main approach to the central courtyard and synagogue
An artist's impression showing the main approach to the central courtyard and synagogue

Plans to revamp a Hove synagogue will be unveiled at a public exhibition next week.

The proposals for 29-31 New Church Road will comprise a new Orthodox synagogue as well as Jewish facilities including a kosher café, education facilities, a community centre and residential accommodation.

In collaboration with Work Avenue, a Jewish charity based in Finchley, a 'we work' facility to develop business and employment opportunities will also be on site.

The architect’s plans for the building will be on display at the Mark Luck Hall at 31 New Church Road on Thursday, November 2 from 2pm to 8pm, and Friday, November 3 at 10am to 1pm.

Funding for the development will be made available by the Bloom Foundation, chaired by Tony Bloom, who grew up in Brighton and who also chairs Brighton and Hove Albion football club.

He stepped in after financial difficulties drew the Brighton & Hove Hebrew Congregation to consider selling most of the New Church Road site to developers.

At a meeting last month, Mr Bloom emphasised that the social, education and employment facilities proposed for the site would benefit the entire community.