New Road, Brighton
by Gehl Architects and Landscape Projects
The modified street re-opened in 2007, with a shared granite surface with no delineation between the pavements and carriageway. Street furniture, including a new bench along the Pavilion railings, has created a space that is now one of the liveliest places in Brighton.
Lighting has been incorporated into the benches designed by the artist Esther Rolinson and the trees cut back to allow views of the pavilion. On the western side of the street many of the local businesses, the Theatre Royal, and the Unitarian Church have invested in their premises. This side of the street is now lined with street cafes.