Brighton and Hove council has turned to crowdfunding to help kickstart the regeneration of a Grade 2-listed Victorian terrace. The council has launched the appeal through Spacehive, and aims to raise around £400,000 towards the repair of a section of Madeira Terrace, which runs along Madeira Drive on Brighton’s seafront. The crowdfunding page was launched earlier this month and has already raised £144,000 with the help of 595 backers. The £400,000 target is a small part of the estimated £24m needed to complete the project, but the council said the money will be ‘crucial to get the project off to a flying start’. The terrace itself has been closed to the public since 2012, as the structure has degraded and become unsafe. The crowdfunding money will be used to bring at least three of the 151 arches back into use. The council is proposing to redevelop the terrace in three … (To read the full article, subscribe below)

Jamie Hailstone

Senior reporter – NewStart