Regency Square Brighton, United Kingdom BN1 2GN 1273-294296
Regency Square is a large early 19th-century residential development on the seafront in Brighton, part of the British city of Brighton and Hove. Conceived by speculative developer Joshua Hanson as Brighton underwent its rapid transformation from fishing village to fashionable resort, the three-sided "set piece" of around 70 houses and associated structures was designed and built over a ten-year period by Brighton's most important Regency-era architects: the partnership of Charles Busby, Amon Wilds and his son Amon Henry Wilds. The site was originally Belle Vue Field—used at various times as a military camp (mentioned in Pride and Prejudice), a showground and the location of a windmill.The square was a prestigious, high-class development, attracting the social elite. The square gradually lost its prestige status after the First World War as hotels started to move in. The square's central garden, originally private, has been council-owned since 1884 and is publicly accessible, and an underground car park was built beneath it in 1969.Most of the buildings in and around the square have been designated Listed buildings: six blocks of houses are each listed at Grade II*, the second-highest designation, while five other residential buildings, a war memorial, a nearby inn and a set of bollards outside it have each been given the lower Grade II status. The house at the southwest corner is now numbered as part of King's Road but was built as part of Regency Square, and is also Grade II*-listed.
Take a flight to the skies and see Brighton and Sussex as you have never seen them before! Glide up slowly to 450ft high to enjoy breathtaking 360° views of up to 26 miles from the world’s tallest moving observation tower and the world’s first vertical cable car, conceived and designed by Marks Barfield Architects, the creators of the London Eye.
British Airways i360 has a fully enclosed, aerodynamically shaped, futuristic glass viewing pod with room for up to 200 visitors to move around in and admire the views from different angles.
British Airways i360 pod houses the Nyetimber Sky Bar, the most unique bar in the UK. The beach building, at the base of the tower, includes The Belle Vue Brighton restaurant; a shop and fully flexible hospitality rooms. Afternoon tea can be enjoyed in the West Pier Tea Room, located in a reconstructed 1866 West Pier toll booth.
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Official West Pier, Brighton Distance: 0.1 miTourist Information Kings Road Brighton, United Kingdom BN1 2FL
The ongoing work of the West Pier Trust is to investigate the creation of a new contemporary West Pier for Brighton which complements and enhances the character of the city.
We are committed through education and conservation to preserving and celebrating the history of the West Pier. We are also responsible for the remains of the pier and the administration of the site.
As proud landlord of British Airways i360, we believe this brilliant new landmark for Brighton is a worthy successor in design and engineering terms to the West Pier and confirms the city’s reputation for innovative world class architecture. It will undoubtedly play a significant role in the regeneration of the seafront, boost the city’s economy and make a future new West Pier more likely.
A focal point of the landscaping on either side of the i360 will be a restored 1866 octagonal kiosk which was salvaged from the pier in the late 1990’s.