Contractors have been appointed to build the new cafe on The Level, the city centre park which is being re-developed.
Thomas Sinden has been appointed to construct the café, which will feature an environmentally friendly green roof and other eco technologies such as low-energy lighting, solar thermal panels and an air source heat pump.
New public toilets including a Changing Places facility equipped with adult changing table, hoist and toilet for disabled people and their carers will also be installed as part of the new building.
One of Thomas Sinden’s most recent projects was building the café in the grounds of the Grade I listed Chiswick House in west London.
The Essex-based company is expected to begin work around December 3, 2012. The building is due to be finished in June 2013.
Brighton & Hove City Council, which is managing the Heritage Lottery Fund and Big Lottery Fund-funded restoration project, expects to appoint a lessee to run the café in the New Year.
Councillor Pete West, chair of the city council’s Environment and Sustainability Committee, said:
“There is so much to look forward to with The Level restoration. The new café will be an exciting addition for residents and visitors as well as being a sustainable building that complements the environment.”
The major restoration of The Level is designed to give this open space in the heart of the city a new lease of life, and encourage more people of all ages to use and enjoy it.
For more information about the project, view:
The council is looking for members of the community who would like to be involved with the planned activities programme, and who will help guide the new park’s future.
To find out more, view: