Littlehampton Seafront Design Scheme
Proposals to transform Littlehampton seafront using a grant of £7,234,201 from the government’s Levelling Up Fund have been unveiled at a council meeting.
The designs show how the site could look once revitalised with highlights of the project including new social spaces for activities such as water play, boules and volleyball, as well as new concessions units to increase the range of food on offer and an area for visiting market events.
Further enhancements are set to include new toilets and beach showers, improvements to the car park, including EV charging points, walkways and new, sustainable planting matched to its coastal setting.
The waterfronts of Littlehampton are its strongest asset and are a key attraction for tourists. Developing and enhancing this area has been identified as a priority for the economic success of the town. In 2017 there was extensive public consultation for proposals to enhance and improve the areas nearest to the seafront. Concept designs were developed by LDA Design who had already designed the award-winning East Bank landscaping scheme and new plans for the town centre Littlehampton’s Public Realm.
It is anticipated the work will begin next year and be completed in 2024. Read the full press release, dated 7 September, here.
It is expected that stakeholder engagement and public consultation will be carried out in October 2022.
See how the seafront may look
image shows the proposed layout of the East Beach area including Banjo Road, Market Place, Stage by the Sea, Activity Hub, Water play area, new foreshore office, new WC block, and Car Park.
The image shows the following marked areas: 1. Banjo Road: reconfigured coach parking layout for Ferris Wheel and market place. 2. Market Place: new site for visiting market events / pop-up power, lighting and 4 No. fixed units for concessions rental. 3. Activity Hub: new area of sea front activity, including ball sports, all ages play, BBQ stations and range of seating. 4. Water play: new interactive water feature including channels, pools and small number of water jets. 5. Beach Road arrival: enhanced pedestrian spine route linking the town centre, car park and sea front arrival. 6. South Terrace Car Park: resurfaced / reconfigured car park to align with pedestrian entrance and amenities. 7. New WC and Foreshore buildings: new landscape responding to new buildings.