Plans for Kings House Hove unveiled

Kings House Development Plan

Plans for our latest residential development project on the site of King’s House in Hove have been unveiled to the public.

The plans have been revealed by Mortar Nova Grand Avenue, who bought the Grade II listed building on Hove seafront from Brighton & Hove City Council in October for £26 million.

Proposals for the former Council office building include reverting King’s House, built in the 1870s, back to its original residential use and replacing its 1980s extension and car park with two new buildings, creating a total of around 172 homes.

We have brought together a project team of superb local companies, including architects Crowther Associates, to develop designs that will restore the grandeur of King’s House when it was first built and create quality new buildings that will enhance the townscape in this important location in Hove.

Alan Coleman, co-director of Mortar Nova Grand Avenue

King’s House was originally designed as a terrace of large houses with the Princes Hotel located at its western end fronting Grand Avenue. It is now proposed to reinstate the building to its original intended status in providing high quality residential accommodation throughout the building.

The external facades will be repaired and refurbished with some original features previously lost, such as entrance doors on Queen’s Gardens facing Hove seafront, being reinstated and original style windows and chimney pots re-introduced.

The 1980s extension and glazed link on Grand Avenue will be demolished and two new separate modern apartment buildings are proposed, one fronting Grand Avenue and one in the current rear car park, restoring the Second Avenue street scene.

Local people are invited to share their views on the proposals as well as their ideas for making the scheme as environmentally friendly as possible. The public exhibition will run from Friday 26th January to Saturday 27th January at Cornerstone Community Centre in Hove.

Gyoury Self has been working alongside architects Crowther Associates architects providing engineering advice and drawings as part of the pre-planning consultation process leading up to submission of the planning application later this year.

We are very excited to be involved in this landmark project and look forward to sharing further information as the project progresses.

Image credit: Crowther Associates/Natural PR

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