Brighton’s own ‘Crystal Maze’ to Boost Employment and Tourism
Somewhat of a British cultural gem, The Crystal Maze was a television program that we are sure many of you remember. Airing originally on Channel 4 back in the early 1990s, and with recent versions hosted by Stephen Merchant and Richard Ayoade, the show saw contestants face various physically challenges inside the crystal maze, before reaching the ‘crystal dome’ at the middle of the maze.
Soon, locals and tourists alike will be able to face Brighton’s own version of this TV classic themselves, thanks to the plans for the attraction being approved last week at Hove Town hall.
The immersive experience will occupy itself in the former Hollingbury Custody Centre, covering two floors in the north-east corner of the building, while the rest of the building looks likely to be used as office space.
This plan follows Brighton and Hove’s endeavours over the last few years to further imprint its name onto the UK map, bringing more and more tourism to the south coast. For example, last year’s introduction of the British Airways sponsored i360, and the recent addition of the zip wire this year has seen tourism reach new levels in our seaside city.
Not only will the attraction help boost tourism, but it will also help to create around 40 new jobs in the area.