The future Langney Shopping Centre

Artist impression of Langney Shopping Centre plans
Artist impression of Langney Shopping Centre plans

A new bigger and bette,r Langney Shopping Centre has been given the go-ahead.

The managers of the centre, London and Associated Management Services (LAMS), plan to extend the eastern end of Langney Shopping Centre.

The proposals, which aim to revitalise the 40-year-old shopping centre, have been unanimously agreed by Eastbourne Borough Council.

The approved plans will create nine new retail units, including a large anchor store at the eastern end of the centre to mirror the existing Tesco supermarket.

LAMS describe the new glazed entrance which they have planned for eastern car park as ‘striking’ and they are hoping it will flood the new extended centre with daylight. A spokesperson for LAMS said the company is currently in negotiation with a number of national retailers who are interested in taking space in the new extension.

David Brown from the property management company said, “We are very pleased that our proposals to extend Langney Shopping Centre have been approved.

“We have worked closely with the local authority throughout the planning process and are grateful for the support we have received from Eastbourne Borough Council.”

This approval from the council comes just one month after the centre re-opened following the roof collapse shortly before Christmas 2012.