Heading Back to the Lanes
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 By Phil Graves
One of Brightons main retail attractions is making a serious comeback.
The infamous Brighton Lanes, known in the past for its range of antique and jewellery outlets which gave the area its character, saw a decline in appeal during the early 2000's and for the first time lacked investment and status in a busy City environment. Seeing a constant range of empty shops, temporary lets and 'pop up' shops was a sad reflection of its glorious past - but things are about to change.
The new Hannington Lane, a multi million redevelopment of a vacant area of the Lanes has been magnificently designed and is now open for trading boasting new tenants to include Habitat, Oliver Bonas, Hotel Chocolat and the locally known Brass Monkey and The Flint House restaurant and bar operated by The Ginger Group. Coupled with that, Brighton based Centurion Developments are in the process of changing the entire culture of Brighton Square with a substantial refurbishment of the apartments over and have now leased a combined five shops to The Coppa Club brasserie and bar serving all day, non fussy European Food. They also intend to create a new outdoor pod for diners to experience external seating partly covered and heated for a true 'al fresco' experience. (a deal recently reported by our Brighton office).
Phil Graves, who is acting for Centurion commented, " it's great to see The Lanes returning to its former self as a destination and visitor numbers are increasing all the time. I really like what they have done to form the new Hannington Lane and we have just launched the marketing on a new retail unit adjacent to the new Lane and Brighton Square. It is unusual to be able to offer almost 2,500 sq ft of retail space over two floors in the area and we are taking some interesting enquiries."
Despite some economic doom and gloom in the High Street, the Brighton lanes is stepping up its credibility once again.