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Devonshire Park Quarter Re-development

The Devonshire Quarter re-development will deliver a series of major investments to transform Devonshire Park into the UK’s most distinctive, talked about cultural destination.

The scheme will deliver:
  • improved conference facilities – to compete more effectively
  • Improved arts venues – attracting more visitors
  • New tennis facilities – for the prestigious Aegon Tournament
  • Distinct gateway and public realm

Through this investment, Devonshire Park will be a major contributor to the future economic vibrancy of Eastbourne town.

 The “Welcome Building”

Will be the vital first step of the £44million project. It will provide:

  • Two new large conference spaces with full HGV access
  • Central box office/conference delegate reception
  • Lift access addressing the access issues of the Congress Theatre
  • Coffee / wine bar
  • Breakout / hospitality space
  • Visitor/Delegate information
Addressing long standing issues

The Welcome Building will address a long standing problem – the conference spaces are outdated and insufficient to meet modern needs, resulting in over £800,000 of lost business last financial year.

Overcoming this will make Devonshire Park again a leading venue – securing top delegate day rates, generating significant revenue for the local economy. It will also It will be the catalyst for the long term development of the site.

Funding value: £5m
Total Project cost: £16.1m
Return to Capital Investment