Who are we?

We are a group of local residents with expertise in business consultancy, land management, marine environment protection, web & graphic design, teaching, child care & healthcare.  

Why are we doing this?

We love Beacon Hill Nature Reserve and want to preserve and enhance its island wildlife populations and create a centre to explore and share our love of Nature and the Arts with our community and beyond.  When our local golf course & club house closed down in 2013 we took the opportunity to add the golf course to our Local Nature Reserve and transform the club house into an Eco Education & Visitor Centre.

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About the Beacon Hub Brighton Project

Our plans so far

Having secured a 15 year lease from Brighton & Hove Council and arranging for the golf course to be added to Beacon Hill Local Nature Reserve, we propose to redevelop the golf kiosk & toilets into and Eco Education & Visitor Centre for the reserve.  

Local architect, Kinga Hoffman, structural engineer, David Smith and surveyor, Michael Chapman, kindly donated their time and expertise to produce a beautiful new community building based on the original 1950s building layout, that is sympathetic to its surroundings and iconic position next to the windmill. Brighton Heritage Commission and other local building and materials experts have also formed part of our volunteer building design team.

The 35 capacity classroom, cafe kiosk and public access disabled toilet with baby change facility will be a welcome reinstatement of the lost facilities missing since the golf course closed down in 2013. We are thrilled with the results of the team’s efforts for the community and hope you will be too.

We look forward to hearing your feedback on the design during the community consultation.

Charity information

We are located at the former Rottingdean Windmill Golf Course
Marine Drive
Rottingdean, East Sussex, BN2 7HG
United Kingdom

Contact details
Tel: +44 (0)7767 341 059
E-mail: info@beaconhubbrighton.org

Business ID no.
Beacon Hub Brighton CIO
Charitable Incorporated Organisation Registered in England & Wales No. 1,159,583

Regulatory authority
Charities Commission

All Photography by Clive W. Bonny

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