Grosvenor Casinos has rolled out a £5.2m development that aims to transform a Brighton landmark into a multi-faceted entertainment hub.

Set to be called Pier Nine, as part of which work has begun onsite, the ‘exciting vision’ plans to create a 24/7 modern leisure, entertainment and gaming destination.

Transforming a former Art Deco cinema as part of the renovations on the sea front located Grosvenor Casino Brighton, the property will remain operational while work is carried out. 

Work on Pier Nine is set to be completed in December of this year with an official launch schedule in early 2020, as the project gets set to create 60 new jobs.

Bob Bowry, general manager of Grosvenor Casino Brighton, said of the work: “We’re excited to share our vision for Pier Nine with the Brighton community, and our existing customers which once complete will bring a unique social experience to the city’s vibrant cultural scene.

“This is a major investment in a well-loved building on the sea front, creating new jobs in the local leisure and entertainment sector, as well as a destination for the changing habits of those in search of memorable experiences under one roof.

“Pier Nine will be a 24/7 venue for work, rest and play and will be open to everyone who enjoys a vibrant atmosphere without the need for membership fees. 

“The variety of fantastic food and drink on offer, as well as retro gaming and the excitement of traditional casino games will make Pier Nine a leisure and entertainment destination for all to enjoy.”

The £5.2m development taking place over three floors has been designed with the concept of “work, rest and play” and will include space to work and meet with friends and colleagues.

As part of the construction the property is set to gain two casinos, a number of new bars and eateries and fun and competitive socialising games, as well as a private cinema and karaoke.