Boxpark has received planning permission to transform a run-down toilet block into a seafront dining destination on Shoreham Beach.
The Brighton-based firm - which is behind acclaimed casual dining and retail developments in Shoreditch, Croydon and Wembley - received approval to create the Shoreham Beachbox at a meeting of Adur District Council’s Planning Committee on Monday.
Public toilets will be retained and upgraded within the building while changing rooms, a centre for water sports and community space for up to 90 people will be made available to local groups.
Speaking at the committee, developers said the coastal setting had inspired the design of the building with the intention of delivering the “best beachfront cafe-restaurant in the UK”.
The Council entered into preferred development agreement with Boxpark for the site in Beach Green in 2017 and a lease for the land was signed earlier this year.
When complete, it is expected that about 25 jobs will be created while developers have made a commitment to use local contractors.