The Sovereign Centre in Eastbourne could be coming to the end of its time.
Tonight (13 December), proposals for a new centre, costing almost £25million will be discussed by the Borough Council’s Cabinet.
It’s being put forward that a new centre be built on land next to the current one, which would include the replacement of the adjacent skatepark. The authority says the current Sovereign Centre, which was built in the 1970s is looking tired and to build a new centre would be more cost effective than keeping the existing one going.
It’s hoped planning would be completed by October 2017, with a view for building work to start in December 2017. The new centre could be finished by September 2019, with current building pulled down by March 2020.
Eastbourne Buzz has been speaking to Councillor David Tutt, Leader of the Borough Council, about the project: