Churchill Square (Brighton and Hove)

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Churchill Square
Brighton Churchill Square Shopping Centre.JPG
The shopping centre in 2005
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 Enclosed car park attached (1600 places)
Website www.churchillsquare.com

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.

It was originally built during the 1960s by the architects Russell Diplock & Associates, 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 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, typical of other large British shopping centres.

Churchill Square is easily accessible by bus (it is on a large number of 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]

Shops[edit]

Former shops include Habitat and British Home Stores (BHS). BHS was one of the major anchor stores until its collapse in 2016.[5]

See also official store guide (2018)

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