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Food Street, Eastbourne


Approval Status


Fully Approved

Delivery Status


GBF Project Delivered

Project Completion Date


Autumn 2022

Food Street is an aspiration to develop a vibrant, independent food and drink-based economy at the seafront end of Terminus Road in Eastbourne. It seeks to bring 5 refurbished (previously vacant) commercial units back into use as part of an enhanced commercial offer in Eastbourne Town Centre. The Getting Building Fund will support Phase 1 of the wider Victoria Place regeneration plans, including pedestrianisation of the street, that has recently secured Levelling Up Funding from Central Government for subsequent phases.

The strategic repositioning of businesses into Food Street will:

  • Create an exciting mixed artisan food and drink sector able to work together on marketing, signposting and promotions, thereby delivering economies of scale and increased footfall and spend.
  • Generate a vibrant near-seafront economy, capitalising on the excellence of the location.
  • Invest in the buoyant food economy at a time when the High Street becomes more focused on the delivery of quality experiences.
  • Support local enterprise, recognising high quality, forward-facing independent businesses offering something different are the future for our town centres as well as meeting the Eastbourne Borough Council’s community wealth-building objectives.
  • Create opportunity for a more permissive and enabling night-time economy “hotspot” that offers outdoor space and can host cultural and promotional activity in an attractive, safe, contemporary town centre environment.

The project has been approved by the Accountability Board at its meeting on 11 February 2022.

Project Outputs/Outcomes
New commercial units available 5
Additional commercial space 440sqm
New jobs created 10
Additional Tourism benefits £203,314
Land Value uplift £16,137

£85m of investment to East Sussex, Essex, Kent, Medway, Southend and Thurrock

The Getting Building Fund focuses on projects that can progress quickly and that will stimulate and better integrate economies in some of the most economically impacted and COVID-affected parts of the South East.

£85m of Getting Building Fund investment has been secured, enabling delivery of 45 projects across East Sussex, Essex, Kent, Medway, Southend and Thurrock.

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Funding value: £100,000
Total Project cost: £100,000
Return to Capital Investment