Historic builder wins £15m Brighton Royal Pavilion revamp

Aaron Morby 6 years ago
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Britain’s oldest builder, R. Durtnell and Sons, has secured the £15m first phase project to restore and transform the Brighton Royal Pavillion.

Architect Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios designed the restoration project
Architect Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios designed the restoration project

Founded in 1591, Kent-based Durtnell specialises in heritage restoration work and will start work next week transforming the Grade 1 listed Brighton Dome Corn Exchange and Grade 2 listed Studio Theatre

The revamp of the Corn Exchange, formerly the Prince Regent’s Riding house, will reveal and restore previously hidden heritage features as well as providing a new viewing gallery.

Major improvements to the Studio Theatre, once a stables and supper room, will include balcony seating, new bar facilities a new artists’ creation space and a café opening out onto street level.

Brighton Corn Exchange Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios

How the Corn Exchange will look after restoration plans are finished

Brighton Royal Corn Exchange

The Corn Exchange was built as the riding school for the Prince Regent

The project is the starting point for an ambitious £35m three-phase overhaul of the whole of the Royal Pavilion Estate and its surrounding areas, which is being developed in partnership with Brighton & Hove City Council and the Royal Pavilion and Museums.

Brighton Royal Corn Exchange

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