View proposals and vote for Lively Cities project

Ann Street/Providence Place Gardens (Lively Cities project)

Brighton & Hove Council invites you to view proposals and vote for your favourite

Earlier this year, Brighton & Hove City Council invited proposals to transform an underused piece of open space in Brighton – Ann Street and Providence Place Gardens to make it more welcoming and attractive.

Five different possible proposals to transform the Ann Street/Providence Place Gardens area in Brighton will be unveiled to the public on Thursday, 3 May.

The shortlisted schemes were selected from 38 wide-ranging proposals from architects, designers, artists and events specialists and will be on display at St Bartholomew’s Church on 3 May (12pm to 4.30pm) and 4 May (9am-4.30pm) for people to vote on their favourites.

Other exhibition dates and venues are:

  • City College (Pelham Street reception): 9 May 2012 (9am-5pm);
  • Gazebo in Providence Place Gardens (the park in front of St Bartholomew’s Church): 11 May (9am-4pm) and 12 May (10am-4pm); and
  • Online at

The five designs are from the following practices:

  • Dallas Pierce Quintero
  • Philip Cave Associates
  • PiP Partnership
  • Plan Projects; and
  • Sustrans

Exhibition results will be reported to the Selection Panel in order to inform their choice of a winner at the end of May.

The winning design will be announced in June and given a trial run in September, with the most successful features becoming permanent fixtures.

The Ann Street / Providence Place Gardens scheme is part of the Lively Cities project, which receives financial assistance from the European Union through the INTERREG IVB programme.

Lively Cities invite for Brighton & Hove

Brighton & Hove City Council is taking part in the ‘Lively Cities’ (LICI) programme. This is a four-year project receiving financial assistance from the European Union, aimed at improving the area around the bottom end of Ann Street, including Providence Place Gardens (the small park near London Rd; opposite St Bartholomew’s Church/below Sainsbury’s).
More information about LICI and the Brighton & Hove site is provided in the attached newsletter and in the council website (
In order to identify and take on board the priorities and needs of local communities and stakeholders for the area, the council will be running a series of workshops at the BEMCP Centre (10A Fleet Street. Brighton. BN1 4ZE).
The council would like those who have a particular interest in the project area to attend one of three workshops that will take place on the following dates/times:
§ Workshop 1: Monday 17 October, 12.00-2.30pm
§ Workshop 2: Monday 17 October, 5.30-8.00pm
§ Workshop 3: Friday 21 October, 12.00-2.30pm
You can sign up for the workshops by responding to this email or by phone 01273 292352 by no later than Wednesday 12 October 2011.
The number of spaces will be limited due to venue size, so it is possible that we may not be able to accept everyone that is interested if the demand is too great. If this is the case, we will ensure that anyone with an interest is informed of future wider consultation events associated with the project and how they can take part. We will get back to everyone who has applied to take part in one of the workshops as soon as possible after 12 October and advise if you have a place and the date you have been allocated.
Please note that part of the workshop will involve participants being taken out in small groups of about five to the Ann St/Providence Gardens site to assess the quality, safety and other aspects of the area. Each group will be led and guided by a council officer who has been trained in the exercise which does not involve the need for participants to have any prior knowledge or any particular expertise. We hope that the exercise will be interesting and stimulating to all participants. The results will inform the preparation of a competition for ideas to improve the area.
We will provide further information on the exercise at the workshop, but would be grateful if you would note the weather on the day and come appropriately attired for going outdoors. Please advise me in advance if you have any mobility problems or other needs that we will need to take into account.
Sandwiches and refreshments will be available.
Yours sincerely,

Alan Buck
Planning Projects Manager

Paula Goncalves on behalf of Alan Buck
Senior Planning Officer
Planning Projects Team
Brighton & Hove City Council
Hove Town Hall, room 414
Norton Road, Hove