Portland Road redevelopment official launch
Town centre businesses will be centre stage at the official launch of the Portland Road redevelopment scheme on Friday August 5th.
Portland Road, in the heart of Worthing will be unveiled as a welcoming public space to encourage people to visit, with comfortable seating areas, improved lighting, additional cycle racks and landscape planting.
The development has been managed by Worthing Borough Council but funded by West Sussex County Council and Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership. Project Centre designed and led the project scheme, with the build by local contractor Landbuild Ltd.
Activities hosted by businesses at the event
Mayor of Worthing Cllr Henna Chowdhury will mark the official opening at 12.30pm on Friday August 5th, ahead of a host of activities throughout the day.
There will then be live music and drinks at Portland Road bars. Moes Coffee Bar will be opening late with cocktails, while The Fat Greek Taverna is offering a free celebration drink with the purchase of any main course.
Local businesses will be running competitions, including Dice Worthing with a variety of games, while the HISBE Food supermarket is offering a 10% discount for customers and a 20% discount for independent businesses. Montague Gallery will be featuring al fresco interactive artist demonstrations and a discount on purchases over £20.
Worthing Council on improving the area
Cllr Chowdhury said: “The new-look Portland Road is the result of a huge amount of hard work to make it a lively and welcoming area in the town centre for the benefit of everyone – whether they are business owners, shoppers, residents or visitors.”
Local businesses are also planning a ‘Sundowners Portland Party’ at the end of September to further celebrate the new scheme and welcome visitors to Worthing’s newest destination.