Preserving Our Features

This project is the first step in a longer journey to reunite the Royal Pavilion Estate and create a bolder, bigger and more resilient world-class centre for heritage, culture and the performing arts.

Together, we aim to protect the future heritage of this nationally important Estate, to boost its ability to contribute to Brighton’s economy and cultural tourism.

Construction of Brighton Dome began in 1803 as a stables and riding house for the Prince Regent, later King George IV. Designed by architect William Porden in an Indo-Saracenic style, it was the first of its kind in Brighton and the rest of the country. 

For our ambitious redevelopment, Brighton Dome have enlisted R.Durtnell & Sons, Britain’s longest running building company to restore some of the breathtaking original features hidden behind our walls, floors and ceilings. Find out more about the team behind the build.
Photos by Carlotta Luke

Revealing the original timber and cast-iron trussed roof.

Strengthening the existing structure, roof refurbishment.

Insulation, repairing and conserving masonry and brickwork.

Restoring natural light and replacing mirrored internal windowpanes with glass to enable the public to view the space.

Strengthening the floor improving acoustics and isolation to neighbouring spaces.