Population (and density): 3,340,500 (445 people per sq/km)
5 biggest places: Brighton & Hove, Maidstone, Crawley, Worthing, Eastbourne
Major attractions: South Downs; Arundel Castle; Brighton Pier; British Airways i360, Brighton; White Cliffs of Dover; Canterbury Cathedral; Beachy Head, Eastbourne
What the expert says about the Brighton market: The geographical nature of Brighton being hemmed in by the sea and the countryside means that there is only so much space, so that means there is a lot of demand and not much supply of properties. A lot of clients are looking at all sorts of buildings to see if they might be suitable simply because there aren’t enough restaurants and bars coming to the market to purchase. In the past year, we assigned a small independent restaurant in New Road to Polpo restaurants. Normally they wouldn’t look at that shape or size for a site, but they wanted to be here so they amended their design accordingly. We have other branded operators coming into Brighton that have to tailor their operation around what’s available.” - Kate Dowd, senior negotiator at Fleurets Brighton
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