Brighton & Hove City Council have announced fresh plans to help save the iconic arches on Madeira Terraces, in an appeal that Councillor Warren Morgan has called possibly the ‘Biggest fundrasing campaign in Brighton’s history’
The move follows the government’s refusal last month to award £4m of funding to kickstart restoration of the Grade2-listed Madeira Terraces. The derelict 1897 structure designed by Phillip Cawston Lockwood, runs half a mile along the city’s eight-mile seafront.
A new four-point proposal has been announced which will include a mixture of crowd funding, a bid for lottery funding, seeking investment from the private sector and finding a use for the terraces as they are now.
Total restoration costs are estimated at £24m. Once an initial £4m of funding is raised, the council would match the sum to restore around one third of the structure. It is anticipated this would then attract enough investment to complete the project over time.
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