Arndale Centre’s £70m revamp given the green light

Arndale Centre revamp
Arndale Centre revamp

This is how the Arndale Centre will look after Eastbourne Borough Council approved the first stage of the £70million town centre revamp.

Members of the local authority’s planning committee last night green ticked the ambitious plans, which will create 22 new retail units, two new floors of car parking and around 650 new jobs.

The people behind the scheme now do not have to return to the Town Hall before starting work and demolition is due to get underway within the next two years.

The new-look shopping centre was received unanimous support during last night’s meeting and was described as a “generation defining” scheme by councillors.

What do you think of the design? Does it fit with the railway station? What shops would you like to see? Does Eastbourne need a new shopping centre? Leave your comments below and see Tuesday’s Gazette for more images and reaction.