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Brighton Convention Centre

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Brighton & Hove City Council (BHCC) approached SEEDA during 2006 with a request for funding support to help the Council bring forward its redevelopment proposals for a new World Class Convention Centre for the city. The proposals for a new convention centre form part of a wider retail-led mixed use development to be delivered in partnership with Standard Life Investments as owner of the adjoining Churchill Square shopping centre, as well as bringing forward a new 4* plus Headquarters hotel integrally linked to the new convention centre. The total value of the completed scheme is projected at c. £400m

GENECON led the preparation of a detailed Green Book appraisal of the proposal for SEEDA to invest £18.5m in the new convention centre and the project was taken through a detailed scrutiny process through BIS and IDAB (Industrial Development Advisory Board) committees in March 2008.  GENECON led the preparation of all reporting and presentation documents. The Credit Crunch then intervened and as yet the scheme's delivery remains on hold.

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