Consultation on plan for £14m Crumbles revamp

Paul Goddard of Architects Holder Mathias (L) and Adam Birch (R) of PRUPIM (Prudential Property Investment Managers).
Paul Goddard of Architects Holder Mathias (L) and Adam Birch (R) of PRUPIM (Prudential Property Investment Managers).

THE CRUMBLES £14 million face-lift plan was exhibited at a public consultation last week.

Proposals for the new Sovereign Harbour Retail Park, which include a state-of-the-art nine-screen cinema, additional shops and new restaurants.

PRUPIM, which is delivering the project on behalf of The Prudential Assurance Company, held a public consultation in the former Fitness First building at the retail park on Thursday afternoon (August 18).

Large displays with artist’s impressions and information about the plans were put up for residents to see. Architects and the property investment managers were also on hand to explain the designs and answer questions.

Visitors to the exhibition were also encouraged to fill out questionnaires about what they thought of the designs and the new name Sovereign Central.

Adam Birch from PRUPIM (pictured) was speaking to local resident at the consultation.

He said, “The team has been working hard to design a scheme that will help to regenerate the retail park and also benefit the whole of the Sovereign Harbour community.

“In addition to providing improved leisure and shopping facilities for local residents, we believe that increasing the attractiveness of the centre as a destination will help to boost visitors to the Harbour and will contribute to the sustainability of the local economy.”

Councillors, the mayor of Eastbourne and the town’s MP Stephen Lloyd also attended the exhibition.

The plans have been well received by Mr Lloyd and Sovereign Harbour councillor Cllr Philip Ede.

Those who were not able to make the public consultation last week can have their say until August 28 by logging on to www.sovereigncentral.co.uk.