Beacon Hub Brighton Education Centre

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Beacon Hub Brighton Education Centre

Beacon Hub Brighton Education Centre

Beacon Hub Brighton CIO By Beacon Hub Brighton CIO

We plan to extend Beacon Hill Local Nature Reserve across a disused golf course & redevelop the empty golf kiosk into an access for all community education centre.

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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:

  • Maintain an outdoor amenity area for teaching & recreation
  • Promote nature conservation & participation in the arts
  • Build an indoor classroom
  • Create an Education Programme for all levels and budgets
  • Create disabled access to the hub
  • Create disabled access to the nature reserve
  • Inspire a love of nature & chalk grassland habitats
  • Offer healthy outdoor activities for all
  • Provide a community room for hire outside of school hours
  • Provide healthy food & drink through the kiosk

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:

  • Local building firms will be asked to tender quotes for the rebuild
  • Building design has been created by local volunteer architect & structural engineer
  • Lease is being negotiated by local solicitor who has kindly donated their expertise
  • Planning application will be registered with SNDPA & BHCC
  • Rebuild will be overseen by a professional project manager


Location Rottingdean

Rottingdean has 7 other projects and £345,000 in potential grant funding

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Brighton & Hove City Council

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How will the money be spent?Total £6,400

Solicitors fees to negotiate lease - £3,000 (47%)
Architect's drawings & design specificatins - £1,000 (16%)
Chartered surveyor - £1,000 (16%)
Business consultancy - £500 (8%)
Proposal, leaflet & display items - £500 (8%)
Web design (initial) - £250 (4%)
Sustainabilty analysis - £100 (2%)
Heritage design consultancy - £50 (1%)
Other - £0 (0%)

Costs Breakdown

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Solicitors fees to negotiate lease
Architect's drawings & design specificatins
Chartered surveyor
Business consultancy
Proposal, leaflet & display items
Web design (initial)
Sustainabilty analysis
Heritage design consultancy
  • Transaction Fees
  • Spacehive fees
  • VAT

Total £6,400

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