Building work starts on Eastbourne town centre site

Building Site at 4 The Avenue, Eastbourne (Photo by Jon Rigby)
Building Site at 4 The Avenue, Eastbourne (Photo by Jon Rigby)

Building work is underway in Eastbourne town centre after final plans for a five-storey block of 11 flats and garages were approved.

Contractors are on the site of the old County Court in The Avenue.

Building Site at 4 The Avenue, Eastbourne (Photo by Jon Rigby) SUS-170203-124959001

Building Site at 4 The Avenue, Eastbourne (Photo by Jon Rigby) SUS-170203-124959001

Planning permission was originally granted for the development in 2007 but council officers recently gave the green light to minor changes.

The old courthouse closed - with cases being relocated to the Law Courts in Old Orchard Road - and demolished some years ago and the site left empty.

In recent weeks contractors have been clearing the plot.