Welcome to the Rottingdean Beacon Hub Project
The Beacon Hub in Brighton intends to become a sustainability education centre.
With a wide range of courses, clubs & events to choose from, you’re sure to find exactly what you’re looking for! If you require further information, our team of community volunteers will provide you with whatever you need.
We’re looking forward to experiencing the arts and nature with you!
We are a group of local residents wishing to bring the disused Rottingdean Windmill golf course and golf kiosk back to life and in to the heart of the local community.
Brighton & Hove City Council have granted us a 15 year long rent free lease to redevelop the building for the education and enjoyment of all.
With an abundance of natural wildlife and stunning sea views to explore this is the perfect location to teach children and adults about land and marine conservation.
A community arts programme will make the most of the stunning vistas and beautiful countryside setting to inspire old and young to be more creative.
Well-being will be promoted through health-walks, sports activities and disabled access to the nature reserve.
Since our story began back in December 2013 the golf course has become an extension of Beacon Hill Local Nature Reserve and put under Higher Land Stewardship (HLS) by the landowner Brighton & Hove City Council.
Extending the chalk grassland down to the coast was a major aim of our project and will help preserve and diversify the ‘island’ flora and fauna populations found there.
U.K. chalk grassland has declined by almost 50% since the 1940s so it is urgent that current and future generations have an opportunity to learn why this type of habitat is so important to British wildlife.
Our team of expert educators will take students on an adventure into the past & future of Beacon Hill.
A 35 capacity purpose built classroom retaining many of the existing building’s original features, plus outdoor teaching area will offer endless opportunities to learn about, and connect with nature, ecology, marine biology, archeology, history, heritage & the arts.
Local firm David F Smith Ltd. (Building Surveyors & Structural Engineers) & Kinga Hoffman (Architect) kindly donated their time to produce plans and permission is being sought from BHCC.
Outside of school hours the classroom will home Pop Up Talks, regular Conscious Cinema, Eco Hub Kids Club, Nature & Art Exhibitions, whilst also providing a Community Meeting Space for hire.
We aim to create a useful addition to the established community facilities of Rottingdean & Ovingdean that will work symbiotically to enhance local knowledge & pride.
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