The new venue will connect the Sussex Heritage Coast's iconic landmarks of Beachy Head, Birling Gap, Seven Sisters and Cuckmere Haven. With new walking, cycling and sustainable transport routes between the sites, it aims to become an important destination for the 1 million national and international visitors to the region each year.
The rolling chalk downlands will be present through public artworks in the landscape, exhibitions, creative activities and courses, artist and maker events and a high quality, locally sourced and sustainable food and drink offer.
In partnership with East Sussex College Group, Towner will also deliver qualifications and skills training for young adults to support career development in the creative, leisure and tourism sectors. It will also provide artists opportunities through commissions, residencies, showcasing and workspace. With the Coastal Schools Partnership and community partners, it will also deliver creative activities encompassing natural materials, nature, ecology and food production for children and young people to grow confidence, build skills and improve life outcomes.