Plans to redevelop old Observer building in Hastings

Old Observer Building, Cambridge Road, Hastings. SUS-140529-081304001
Old Observer Building, Cambridge Road, Hastings. SUS-140529-081304001

Developers have revealed plans to redevelop the old Observer building in the town centre.

Flint Development Group wants to provide student accommodation, an art-house cinema and a shop/restaurant for Sussex food and produce at the site in Cambridge Road, which closed more than 30 years ago.

An outline of the proposals has been published online for the public to view.

Jeff Kirby, director of Flint Development Group, said: “We are rescuing one of Hastings’ most loved buildings, re-animating the America Ground and bringing students from all over the country and the world to Hastings.

“Our dream is that they fall in love with this magical place, form families and households of every kind and found new businesses to bring Hastings to life again.”

The proposals can be viewed at

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The Observer is requesting further information from the developers on the plans and permission to reproduce an artist’s impression of what the completed building might look like.

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