R Durtnell & Sons Ltd, the contractor working on the refurbishment of Brighton Dome Corn Exchange and Studio Theatre, has ceased work on site and is putting together proposals for a company voluntary arrangement.
Brighton & Hove City Council has taken back the site and made it secure. They are committed to completing the refurbishment of these unique buildings to protect their long-term future in the cultural heart of the city.
Over the coming days the council, together with Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival staff, will be exploring practical options for continuing and completing these essential restoration works as soon as possible and taking forward the wider Royal Pavilion Estate project. Royal Pavilion Estate includes the Royal Pavilion, Brighton Museum & Art Gallery, Royal Pavilion Garden, Brighton Dome Concert Hall, Corn Exchange and Studio Theatre.
Andrew Comben, Chief Executive, Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival said:
'This is extremely disappointing news but we are confident that by working together with Brighton & Hove City Council we will find a solution to complete the refurbishment as quickly and efficiently as possible. We are grateful to the council, our funders, stakeholders and the public for their continued support and belief in the importance of this project.'
There are many ways to support the Build Brighton Dome community appeal:
Tap to Donate - we have a contactless unit in the ticket office where you can donate £3. Look out for the bright pink boxes on your next visit
Donation Box - we have a donation box in our ticket office for your loose change
Round Up Your Round - top up when you order drinks at our bar
Top Up Your Ticket - top up when you buy tickets online
Name a Seat - have your name or a name of a loved one displayed in the newly refurbished venues