Soho House has announced that Little Beach House Brighton will be opening at the end of March 2022, its third UK House outside of London and the first coastal site.
A long-time ambition for Founder and CEO Nick Jones, the House will be a home away from home for Brighton’s long-established and thriving creative community to come together to eat, drink, and collaborate.
Jones said: ‘So many of our existing members live in Brighton, so it seemed like a natural step to open a local House in the city. It is a brilliant place, full of progressive spirit that our members love.’
Situated on Madeira Drive, Little Beach House Brighton is located in a beautiful Grade II-listed terrace overlooking the beach, and is a space for members to eat, drink, socialise, and work.
The House’s design takes its inspiration from the surrounding seaside ambience and local Art Deco architecture. It includes event spaces, a terrace pool looking out to sea, a club space with a bar, and Club Cecconi’s restaurant serving Northern Italian dishes.
The glass-fronted House is connected by a courtyard to the Soho Works building that will launch later in 2022.
Little House Brighton Committee members recently received a tour of the site with Soho House UK Membership Director, Velma Simmons. Committee members represent the diverse and distinct creative talent in Brighton and include Gemma Ogston, Abigail Bainbridge, and JP Omari.
Gemma Ogston is a plant-based chef and author who runs her own business, Gem’s Wholesome Kitchen. She is also a cofounder of Plant Stories Kitchen, a community project fundraising and supporting vulnerable families and local schools with education and food. She said: ‘I am really looking forward to hosting some workshops and pop-ups in the space, and working with fellow members to run some exciting events. Mostly, I am looking forward to collaborating and becoming a huge family down here where fun happens and opportunities arise.’
Abigail Bainbridge, communications and PR manager at NARS Cosmetics, said: ‘The House will give creatives a great space to come together and enjoy each other’s company, as well as spaces to work on projects together, elevating many creatives’ work and leisure time.’
JP Omari, dancer, choreographer and owner of Streetfunk streetdance school and FunkFit fitness programme said: ‘To have the venue resurrected and enhanced to a next level will attract more creative people and artists to come and be part of it.’
Soho Mentorship Brighton, Soho House’s 16-week mentoring programme that connects young people in the city with Soho House members to grow their connections, confidence and experience will launch at the House in May. Each mentee is awarded a Soho House membership to help grow their network, and members who take part will receive training on how to deliver advice and coaching.
To find out more information about the Soho Mentorship programme and to sign up to become a mentee please visit https://www.sohohouse.com/house-foundations/soho-mentorship