School location: Brighton & the South East

Hilton Brighton Metropole
Brighton Station
Brighton Pavilion
West Pier
North Laine

Brighton, on England’s South coast, is the perfect centre for the IHBC’s 2020 School: ‘OLD TOWNS : NEW FUTURES’, exemplifying contemporary heritage challenges and responses.  It is also very accessible from across the UK and beyond, with air, rail and road links. 

  • Historic seaside resort in East Sussex 
  • Under 50 miles from London
  • Fast links to Gatwick 
  • Renowned urban and seafront heritage, from the Regency and before, to the 21st century 
  • Modern vibrant communities and economies, diverse and progressive 
  • Historic and modern places, from the Royal Pavilion to popular piers, with new retail in the old Lanes and other diverse interventions 

Brighton has evolved from a unique coincidence of historic, social, cultural and geographic opportunities. More recently it has successfully reinvented itself as an exciting urban centre, at home in the 21st century. 

Yet Brighton, like all urban and civic centres, must continually develop new responses to changing circumstances, currently seen in today’s rapidly changing society and technologies. 

Like many parts of the UK, the city and its environs are responding to major challenges changes and pressures, from tourism and retail to housing and transport, as well as climate change impacts. 

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Conference venue

The 2020 Day School, Annual Dinner & Full School Accommodation are at the 4* Hilton Brighton Metropole on the Brighton seafront.

‘Set on the vibrant Brighton seafront, Hilton Brighton Metropole perfectly captures the character of this much-loved city while retaining Victorian elegance and charm. From our stylish dining venues to the modern health club facilities, we provide the perfect base from which to explore Brighton’s culture and diversity. Even with contemporary touches throughout the hotel, the heritage and character of our 125 year history shines brightly through.’

‘Just an hour from London, our hotel is within walking distance of all that Brighton has to offer. Within minutes you could be strolling down the historic, winding alleyways of The Lanes, discovering a myriad of colourful boutiques, cafes or bars. The iconic Brighton Pavilion, famous pebbly beach, Brighton Pier, Sealife Centre and varied water sports are all close by, while the fabulous new British Airways i360 is right on our doorstep.’

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