'˜Elvis' first to perform in Montague Place

'˜Elvis' will be the first performer at Montague Place's new bandstand as part of celebrations to officially open the town centre revamp next Friday.

Tuesday, 13th September 2016, 6:15 pm
Updated Friday, 8th June 2018, 1:30 am
Montague Place, in Worthing town centre, has been revamped as part of a ?1.2million improvement scheme. The project is now in the 'snagging' phase, with all main works completed SUS-160816-145620001

Tribute act Mark Wright will headline the event at 2pm, before West Sussex County Council leader Louise Goldsmith, opens the area at 2.15pm.

The £1.2million project, which saw the repaving of Montague Place, installation of covered seating and removal of the concrete rotunda in favour of a new bandstand, was completed last month.

The project was a joint initiative between West Sussex County Council, Adur and Worthing councils, Worthing Town Centre Initiative and Coast-to-Capital Local Enterprise Partnership.

Jackson Civil Engineering was the contractor, with C2HM Hill acting as design consultants. A county council spokesman said: “The opening ceremony represents an opportunity for all of the partner organisations to recognise the individual and collective efforts in ensuring that the busiest street in Worthing remains a competitive and attractive destination for both residents and visitors.”

Mr Wright will continue performing between 2.30pm and 3pm. The event is the first since the area was revamped. S Club will lead Christmas celebrations in December, supported by Murdoch’s Crazy Eyes and other local acts.