Just tired and uninviting
Not at all appealing
What a transformation, a place that is on the up with new shops , restaurants, and a vibrant feel.
Brilliant new look to what was a very tired location . We should also mention that the Arcade will soon be fully let. Thank you to the team at Arun for all their hard work.
Not a great welcome to our wonderful town.
Very Tired and in desperate need of refurbishment
The community asked for planting and a complementary design and with the assistance of West Sussex County Council , The Conservative led Arun District Council are proud of the finished product. In this economic climate it is amazing what can be achieved with joint working and hard work
External regeneration of the Station concourse . This commitment attracted the internal investment from Network Rail which is now complete. Cannot thank the Regeneration team at Arun enough .
Conservative led Arun District Council has had an overwhelming response to its recent public consultation on the regeneration of Bognor Regis, which was published on Tuesday 7 July 2015, which threw open the debate to residents on how the Hothampton Car Park and Regis Centre Sites could be developed, including ideas submitted by local groups and organisations. The Council took every opportunity to reach as many residents as possible in the district, including the ‘hard to reach’ groups such as young people and the elderly, through hosting consultation events and setting up information displays in key locations across the district, visiting schools, colleges and universities and via an on-line feedback survey on their website. Says Cllr Mrs Gillian Brown, Leader of Arun District Council: “We promised that we would ask, and we promised that we would listen to what our residents would like to see in Bognor Regis. We put a great amount of effort into planning this consultation process so that we could gain as much feedback from as many residents as possible, and it has really paid off – the outcome has been a huge success. It is clear to us that a development is very much wanted by people living both within and outside of Bognor Regis, and sooner rather than later.“I would like to thank everyone who contributed to the feedback we have received. Collectively, it is the most vital part of the equation that will help us create the Bognor Regis that we all want.”Restaurants, cafes, theatre & arts, public spaces, gardens and water features gained the most positive feedback from those who took part in the consultation exercise, although one of the most significant findings was the lack of support for a new multiplex cinema, so it is proposed not to include this in the scheme. There was also considerable support for the very popular ‘Beach on the Beach’ project and for a new free-to-play children’s playground on the central promenade, as well as making improvements to the Alexandra Theatre, all of which are included in short term proposals, whilst the overall regeneration scheme is developed.Arun District Councillors will be deciding on how to take forward the proposals for the regeneration of Bognor Regis at next week’s Full Council Meeting on 15 July 2015.
The renaissance of Bognor Regis continues to gather pace with the Conservative led Council’s endorsement of initial concepts being proposed for the Regis Centre site on the seafront and the Hothamton car park site. Although at a preliminary stage, the ideas presented by leading regeneration consultancy Urban Delivery to Arun District Council’s Bognor Regis Regeneration Sub-committee outlines the concepts worked up by an award-winning professional team. The concepts are the basis for a feasibility study considering development options on the Regis Centre and Hothamton car park sites.The concepts encapsulate the bold and innovative thinking needed to unlock the full potential of Bognor Regis. These sites have been waiting too long for redevelopment and the time is now right to make it happen. Significant investment has already been secured for Bognor Regis by University of Chichester, Bourne Leisure and other parties amounting to over £100M. This investment will build on the existing cultural and tourism attractions, and add a creative and digital mix to support the expected influx of students and a younger generation of residents. The County Council are also committed to improving the road network and the District Council has secured grant support for major public realm improvements to the town centre.The proposals for Regis and Hothamton sites follow the extensive public consultation exercise in 2015 on what residents wanted to see on these sites, and the concept plans clearly demonstrate that the consultation results has been listened to. The aim of the regeneration is to encourage economic and social regeneration and to do justice to the opportunities presented by these key sites. Bognor Regis richly deserves the major investment which the town is attracting, bringing new jobs, new housing and also new thinking about how to make the most of these sites.For the Regis Centre site, creating an all-weather destination which will attract visitors all year round was fundamental to the options developed within the feasibility study, as was improving connectivity between the town centre and the seafront. Central to this is the opportunity to build a 3,000 sqm Winter Garden on the Regis Centre site, integrated with the new theatre. The proposed linear park for the Hothamton site will create an attractive green corridor, and lead pedestrian traffic between the town, seafront and Regis Centre. The two sites will jointly be promoted under the concept of ‘Gardens by the Sea’.The iconic seafront site could have a hotel, a raised seating area around the retail and restaurants to improve views of the sea, and possibly a roof garden/performance space above the new theatre. There will also be high quality residential accommodation overlooking the Esplanade with improved landscaping and traffic management.Further residential accommodation, including provision for some affordable homes, is proposed on the Hothamton car park site. The new linear park could provide a variety of uses for children and adults in the form of new play area, adult gym, cafes and possibly a boule/petanque pitch. Other uses could include water features, public seating and cycle routes.
The Council has consulted with the community on its proposals to create a new park on the Hothamton Car Park site. The proposal, which forms part of the Council’s wider “Gardens by the Sea” regeneration aspirations for Bognor Regis, is to create an exciting new park, similar to a tree lined continental market square. A location for all seasons where people will be drawn to relax, exercise, reflect, play, shop, browse, eat or be entertained.