Relocation of the Shelter Hall kiosk to East Street Bastion
Work began today (Wednesday, 1 February) to relocate the Shelter Hall kiosk to the East Street Bastion on Brighton & Hove's seafront. Prior to the installation, we carried out extensive consultations with residents and affected groups, both as part of the planning application and separately.
Access to the lower promenade for deliveries and emergency services will be available at all times during the work.
We've also consulted the emergency services during the planning process.
The works received full planning approval and a highways licence.
We've taken care to make sure the kiosk will be positioned in a way that means emergency access is not obstructed. The area has been assessed by transport planners. They took into consideration the turning circles of vehicles going onto the lower promenade.
The area around the kiosk will still be available and the East Street bastion will still provide a large parking area for emergency services’ co-ordination and operation within this location of the upper promenade during emergencies.
All emergency services have access to keys so they can get onto the lower promenade when gates are locked. We actively encourage emergency services to use the lower promenade when carrying out their duties.
This work is part of the larger work to rebuild the Shelter Hall and protect the seafront road (A259) from collapse.
Find out more about rebuilding the former West Street Shelter Hall.