New hotel set to kick-start regeneration masterplan


Internal View of Winter Gadens Artist Interpretation A new hotel and bar will be delivered as the first stage of a project to transform the Regis Centre site in Bognor Regis.

At a meeting of Arun District Council’s Full Council last night [July 18], it was also agreed that officers should start work on a planning application for the other elements of the regeneration project to redevelop the Regis Centre site and the Hothamton car park site.

These include Winter Gardens, a new theatre, a multi-storey car park and a residential development with restaurants at ground-floor level, and the possible re-use of the Town Hall.

The scheme is the result of considerable work undertaken by Urban Delivery, the council’s advisors, in consultation with councillors and council officers after strong support from the public to regenerate the area.

Arun District Council fully endorsed the proposals last year building upon the feedback received in previous public consultation exercises.

There will be opportunities to comment upon the detailed plans as work progresses towards considering a formal planning application.

Councillor Stephen Haymes, Arun District Council’s Cabinet Member for Technical Services, said: “It’s great to see this fantastic project getting underway, these exciting plans will significantly regenerate the area.”