the hippodrome, brighton
Forming a significant portion of Brighton’s historic core, the Old Town Conservation Area, this scheme is based around the restoration and conversion of a Grade II* listed theatre, the Brighton Hippodrome.
The Hippodrome, together with 5,000 sq m of new building works, will accommodate a new cinema, retail and restaurant hub set within Brighton’s famous ‘Lanes’ district.
In addition to an 1,100 seat, eight screen cinema complex and a signature restaurant within the dome, two new street frontage buildings are proposed together with the refurbishment of Duke’s Lane, an existing speciality shopping street, to which a new connection is proposed, extending and enhancing the public realm and inviting interaction with the Hippodrome.
One of RDA’s most ambitious designs to date, the conversion of the Hippodrome will leave the historic fabric of the building restored and intact, and will be entirely reversible in order that the building could one-day return to use as a theatre.