Churchill Square (Brighton and Hove)

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Churchill Square
Brighton Churchill Square Shopping Centre.JPG
The shopping centre in 2005
LocationBrighton, England
Coordinates50°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 date1998
ManagementChurchill Square Manager
OwnerBrighton & Hove City Council
No. of floors4
ParkingEnclosed car park attached (1600 places)

Churchill Square is the principal shopping centre in the centre of Brighton and Hove, a city on the south coast of England. It is at the eastern end of Western Road, near the Clock Tower.

Owned by Standard Life Investments,[1] 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.[2] 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,[3] 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[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]



  1. ^ "Our Properties: Churchill Square", Standard Life Investments website
  2. ^ "Churchill Square official website".
  3. ^ "Ten years of the new Churchill Square", The Argus, 4 September 2008
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  5. ^ "Sadness and anger as BHS in Brighton closes down". The Argus. Retrieved 19 April 2018.

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