American Express Community Stadium

Stanmer Park link road

A new campus link road along the southern edge of Stanmer Park opened in December 2010, giving drivers a new way on to campus and providing a second exit route off campus.

A new junction - controlled by traffic lights and served by a puffin crossing - also opened, where the road joins the A270 Lewes Road from Brighton.

Motorists travelling from Brighton on the A270 are now able to come on to campus via the new junction and link road.

Drivers travelling from the west on the A27 bypass enter campus at Knights Gate Road.

Motorists leaving campus have a choice of two exits: via the new link road, or via Knights Gate Road at the top of campus.

  • Drivers leaving via the link road can go either into Brighton on the A270 or east towards Lewes on the A27.
  • Those leaving campus via Knights Gate Road and heading into Brighton join the A270 via a new single-lane southbound flyover bridge, which has also been constructed as part of the new road scheme.

All buses now enter campus via the link road and exit campus via Knights Gate Road. They stop at a new bus stop in Sportcentre Road, which has been erected to replace the previous stop in Falmer House Road.

Cyclists from Brighton entering and exiting campus are encouraged not to use the link road, but to continue using the existing marked path that joins the campus at the pedestrian crossing near Falmer House.

Likewise, this path also continues to be the route on and off campus for pedestrians from Brighton. The link road is not designed for pedestrian use and therefore has no pavement.

The infrastructure improvements were a condition of the planning permission for Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club's stadium development at Falmer and enable the opening of the stadium in time for the start of the 2011-12 season.

Although the football club paid for Sportcentre Road to be upgraded, the remainder of the roadworks were funded by a £5 million grant from the South East England Development Agency (SEEDA).