|The site today.|
In total 135 piles almost a metre thick have now been sunk up to 20 metres into the ground. During the task, contractors shipped in 750 cubic metres of concrete in hundreds of cement lorries. The next phase will involve a similar quantity of concrete to create a solid slab half a metre thick on which to build the new Shelter Hall.
|Piling in progress|
Access to the beach and all businesses on the lower prom remains the same. A temporary pedestrian crossing in front of the Brighton Centre will also stay.
Once groundworks are complete, a reinforced concrete frame will be created. External finishes will mean the new building looking similar to the Victorian structure it replaces.
The new building is expected to open in Spring 2019.