Hilton Brighton Metropole owners reveal plans to invest in seafront regeneration

Hilton Brighton Metropole owners reveal plans to invest in seafront regeneration

Topland and First Base form partnership to rejuvenate Brighton landmark

The owners of Hilton Brighton Metropole Hotel, have announced a new partnership with developer First Base, and are in advanced negotiations with Hilton to redevelop the iconic property, subject to planning approval. If confirmed, the multi-million pound investment would make a significant contribution to the ongoing regeneration of Brighton’s seafront.

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 much-needed new homes, improve local connectivity and provide a new open and accessible landscaped courtyard.

William Davies, Director at Topland commented: “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 one of the most active mixed-use developers in Brighton, currently delivering 320,000 sq ft of commercial, leisure and residential development at the Edward Street Quarter.

Community consultations will commence shortly including a series of residents’ workshops and community meetings.

For further details please visit: www.brightonmetropole.com