Bognor Regis Esplanade Public Realm Improvements

Published: 21 March 2024

The public realm works along Bognor Regis Esplanade are part of the wider Arun Growth Programme, which is the mechanism for delivering Arun Growth Deal. The Growth Deal was signed in 2018, as a joint, five-year commitment between Arun District Council (ADC) and West Sussex County Council (WSCC). The councils work together to decide priorities for the area and pool resources to deliver sustainable economic growth in the area. The deal provides opportunities to attract funding, build new homes and infrastructure, and generate employment.

The Growth Deal will be refreshed during 2024 to ensure it continues to best serve population needs in Arun. It is important to note that live projects from the initial growth deal, including this project, will continue until completion.

The Esplanade public realm improvements, which extends from Lennox Street to Clarence Road, will deliver:

  • Improved pedestrian and disabled access between the Esplanade and the seafront, including an additional crossing facility on the west side of the project
  • A walkway between parked cars and the sea wall
  • A decrease to the speed limit to 20mph and new traffic calming features to improve safety
  • Increased number of plants
  • Additional seating and litter bin.

These works are a fundamental part of the town’s seafront regeneration plans to create an exciting and vibrant visitor destination. The wider vision for this area includes the adjacent Place St Maur completed project and the planned renovation of Alexander Theatre, Bognor Regis Arcade regeneration, the future development of the former Brewers Fayre site and the future Premier Inn.

For more information on the plans and for your chance to ask questions to those delivering this project, click HERE