Brighton & Hove City Council have granted us a 15 year rent free lease to redevelop the building in to an education centre with cut-grass amenity area for outdoor teaching, sports and events. The abundance of natural wildlife and stunning sea views to explore will make it the perfect location to interactively teach children and adults about land and marine conservation issues & techniques, and explore the arts in beautiful surroundings.
A local architect, structural engineer & surveyor have kindly donated their expertise and drawn up plans for a new community building including a 35 capacity classroom, information foyer, cafe kiosk and disabled access toilet with baby changing facility, firmly based on the original design and in sympathy with the Rottingdean windmill next door.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
We love Beacon Hill Nature Reserve and we want help preserve and enhance it. The UK has lost over 80% of chalk grassland habitat in the last ? years so extending the chalk grassland reserve down to the coast was a major aim of our project. This expansion will help preserve and diversify the 'island' flora and fauna populations found there. But we need to teach current and future generations why this type of habitat is so important to British wildlife and their supporting eco-systems. We need to create a 'love of nature & art' centre on this coastal gateway to the South Downs National Park where being outdoors and learning through nature is easy and fun.
Steps to get it done:
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