Churchill Square (Brighton and Hove)
The shopping centre in 2005
|Management||Churchill Square Manager|
|Owner||Brighton & Hove City Council|
|No. of floors||4|
|Parking||Enclosed car park attached (1600 places)|
Owned by Standard Life Investments, in common with the Brent Cross Shopping Centre in 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. 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, typical of other large British shopping centres.
It was originally built during the 1960s by the architects Russell Diplock & Associates, obscuring several streets. That original centre included low-rise office blocks, a high-rise residential tower (Chartwell Court) and had various shops and a supermarket with open but covered walkways between them. It was majorly rebuilt as an indoor mall, but without the low-rise office blocks which opened in 1998, involving further road closures and changes to the underlying street layout.
Churchill Square is accessible by bus (it is on multiple bus routes), or a five- to ten-minute walk from Brighton station, or by car (an enclosed car park is attached), or by taxi (there is a small taxi rank in Queen Square on the other side of Western Road).
Redevelopment and extension
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.
- Debenhams, a major anchor store
- British Home Stores (BHS). BHS was one of the major anchor stores until its collapse in 2016.
- "Our Properties: Churchill Square", Standard Life Investments website
- "Churchill Square official website".
- "Ten years of the new Churchill Square", The Argus, 4 September 2008
- "Sadness and anger as BHS in Brighton closes down". The Argus. Retrieved 19 April 2018.
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