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Devonshire Quarter

Latest information on the Devonshire Quarter development in Eastbourne

The vision

The council's ambition for the Devonshire Quarter is to create a thriving and nationally important and recognised cultural and tennis destination.

What do we want to achieve?

Our vision is to create a new improved cultural and tennis destination, including:

  • New state of the art conference space and restaurant/cafĂ© facilities
  • Restoration of the three listed buildings: Congress, Winter Garden and Devonshire Park Theatre
  • Upgrading the facilities in all buildings
  • Improved tennis facilities so that the Lawn Tennis Association no longer has to bring in temporary facilities and new larger size tennis courts
  • Distinct park entrance and new and improved public spaces

Why are we doing this?

It is also vital to ensure that the listed buildings are brought up to a high standard and sensitively improved to sustain their significant heritage and use for many years to come. We need to:

  • Ensure we improve and maintain the standard of the tennis delivery to ensure we retain the tennis tournaments and attract other important tournaments to the park
  • Maintain a strong emphasis on culture and retain and develop entertainment audiences by offering more diverse shows and events
  • Provide much improved theatres, catering and conference facilities to improve the experience for visitors, delegates, hirers, performers and audiences
  • Improve accessibility of the whole site as well as its sustainability both financially and environmentally and improve conditions for staff and increase operational efficiency
  • Provide a more welcoming entrance and public area for the park with clearer links to the town centre and seafront