Eastbourne town centre hoarding to come down after two years

Hoarding and scaffold which has surrounded a stretch of Eastbourne town centre for more than two years is finally set to come down.

Thursday, 11th March 2021, 2:09 pm
Scaffolding in Victoria Mansions in Eastbourne (Photo by Jon Rigby) SUS-190411-115013008

Victoria Mansions at the seaward end of Terminus Road has been undergoing a multi-million pound refurbishment programme after it was bought by Eastbourne council.

Shops have been renovated and flats above the shopping parade have also had remedial work and refurbished.

A council spokesperson said this week the scaffolding and hoarding would start to come down at the end of this month.

The spokesperson said, “Final inspections on the remaining external works at Victoria Mansions are underway and the scaffolding on Terminus Road is due to start to come down at the end of March, weather conditions permitting.

“Dismantling will continue in sections over a period of two to three months until the scaffolding is completely removed.

“Victoria Mansions occupies a key gateway location, both to the town’s shops and restaurants, and to the seafront.

“Having fallen into severe disrepair while under private ownership, its restoration will increase the level of good quality, well managed housing within the town centre and enhance the local shopping experience.”

Traders in Terminus Road have long been at loggerheads with the council over how long the work took and the scaffolding was in place.