Churchill Square (Brighton and Hove)

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Churchill Square
Brighton Churchill Square Shopping Centre.JPG
Location Brighton, England
Coordinates 50°49′23″N 0°08′47″W / 50.82306°N 0.14639°W / 50.82306; -0.14639Coordinates: 50°49′23″N 0°08′47″W / 50.82306°N 0.14639°W / 50.82306; -0.14639
Opening date 1998
Management Churchill Square Manager
Owner Brighton & Hove City Council
Total retail floor area 4
No. of floors 4
Parking Car Park
Website www.churchillsquare.com

Churchill Square is the major city-centre shopping centre, NCP and central bus station in the city of Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom.

It was originally built during the 1960s, obscuring several streets. That original centre included high-rise office blocks, and had various shops and a supermarket with open but covered walkways between them. It was completely rebuilt as an indoor mall which opened in 1998,[1] involving further road closures and changes to the underlying street layout.

Owned by Standard Life Investments,[2] in common with the Brent Cross Shopping Centre in Barnet, London, Churchill Square has up to 85 shops (when all are let), in addition to several sites for "open-air" style stalls in the corridors.[3] It is arranged over three floors with only the food court on the uppermost; some of the largest stores occupy two floors. The majority of the shops are UK chain stores.

Churchill Square is accessible directly by car (with 1600 spaces) or bus, or a five- to ten-minute walk from Brighton station.

Redevelopment and extension[edit]

As part of the redevelopment of the adjacent Brighton Centre events venue, an extra floor will be added. Churchill Square will then connect directly with the Brighton Centre, the adjacent Odeon Cinema, and additional car parking, with a direct walkway from the centre to the sea front.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ten years of the new Churchill Square", The Argus, 4 September 2008
  2. ^ "Our Properties: Churchill Square", Standard Life Investments website
  3. ^ "Churchill Square official website". 
  4. ^ http://www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/downloads/bhcc/local_plan_2005/Brighton_Centre_SPD.pdf

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