Boxpark has received planning permission to build a café-restaurant concept Shoreham Beachbox in the Sussex coast.

The Brighton-based company will turn a former toilet block into a contemporary multi-purpose venue, with a paved outdoor seating area and roof terrace with coastal and countryside views.

Public toilets will be retained and upgraded within the building while changing rooms, a centre for water sports and community space for up to 90 people will be made available to local groups.

Boxpark is behind shipping container-based food and retail schemes in Shoreditch, Croydon and Wembley.

Adur District Council entered into preferred development agreement with Boxpark for the site in Beach Green in 2017 and a lease for the land was signed earlier this year.

Roger Wade, CEO and founder of Boxpark, said: “Our intention from the start has always been to create the best seafront cafe-restaurant in the UK. With planning approval granted we have now taken a large step forward to achieving that ambition. We now commit to working with the community to make sure we deliver on our promise.

“I’m confident that our plans will transform this site, turning a run-down block which is a hub for antisocial behaviour into a vibrant destination cafe-restaurant which will put Shoreham Beach on the map.”