Brighton cinema to be demolished for eco offices

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A 1930s cinema in Brighton looks set to be demolished so that a new development can take its place.

The mixed use scheme comprised of offices, flats and restaurants has been approved by local planners at Brighton & Hove Council.

The Conran and Partners-designed plans promise to deliver Brighton’s greenest offices on the site of the old Astoria cinema in Gloucester Place.

Phelim Mac Caffery, chair of the planning committee, told the BBC it was “sad” that no plans had been proposed to retain the building as a cinema or entertainment venue.

He said it was “a real shame” to remove the historic art deco building but “there is an outstanding condition to record and retain features of importance appropriately.”

A redevelopment of the site was originally approved in 2012 but planners have now given the green light to an revised scheme.

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