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DJ Fatboy Slim unveils plans to create hipster cafe in Shoreham

Artist's impression of the transformed toilet block Credit: Adur District Council/Boxpark

From Shoreditch to Shoreham- Superstar DJ Fatboy Slim has teamed up with Adur District Council to turn a run-down toilet block into a community beach hub.

The Council has been looking for a partner to redevelop the run-down toilet block on Shoreham's Beach Green for several years.

How the toilet block looks today Credit: Adur District Council

The 53-year-old Brighton-based DJ, whose real name is Norman Cook, believes the dilapidated toilet block has plenty of potential.

DJ Norman Cook performing in 2013 Credit: PA

And now a deal has been agreed in principle with a team which includes those behind the Boxpark redevelopments in Shoreditch and Croydon as well as Fatboy Slim's Big Beach Cafe in Hove Lagoon.

The developers promise the emphasis for the Big Beach Box will be on creating a new community cafe which could also include a roof terrace, changing rooms, and a centre for water sports.

Plans for the cafe on Beach Green Credit: Adur District Council/Boxpark

Adur District Council began advertising the site last year, after a number of unsuccessful attempts to find a tenant.

A number of proposals came forward - but this is the local authority's preferred partner.

The proposal is led by Brighton-based Boxpark, which created the world's first pop up mall for retailers and food and beverage operators in east London.

Norman Cook split from his wife Zoe Ball last September after 18 years together Credit: PA

Any new development will include public toilet provision and those with the lease will only be able to operate within the marketed area; not the whole green.

Those behind the plan said they are determined to work with existing community groups to give them an space to develop their work.