Architect Frank Gehry is likely to give his first major UK project, the King Alfred’s Leisure Centre in Hove, a redesign this month.

Gehry’s design for the £220m leisure and residential complex centre, which won a competition in July last year, is due to have its brief approved by the council on 16 September.

According to insiders, only then will Gehry start to finalise the plan.

One said: “Frank will probably look at the whole thing again. That’s the way he works: he’s restless. He’ll have six months to work on it and I can’t believe the design won’t change.”

Any changes to the main design would not affect the brief, which is for 590 flats, 40% of which will be affordable housing.

Karis Developments, the developer behind the scheme, has already responded to local opposition by agreeing to reduce the height of the four towers to 20 storeys or fewer.