Sunday, 17 September 2017

North Street closure

North Street is going to be closed to through traffic from tomorrow, Monday 18th September until the middle of November.

All buses will be re-routed via King's Road and West Street.

It was last dug up in 2007 for renewal of Victorian water mains and apparently not reinstated properly.

The work is being done in 3 phases starting at the Clock Tower.

Phase 1
Queen's Rd. to King St.
Phase 2
King St. to Bond St.
Phase 3
Bond St. to East St.
It will interesting to hear of any effects the lack of buses has on footfall.

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

East Street to lose Cath Kidston.

'Cath Kidston' East Street frontage

East Street Arcade.

Cath Kidston, the ‘Modern Vintage’ international retailer, has signed a lease with Redevco, for 1,700 sq ft of ground floor sales plus ancillary storage, at 6-7 North Street.  Cath Kitson, which began in 1993, has been trading at East Street Arcade since 2011. The move is being made in search of more display space. 

6-7 North Street is part of the Hanningtons estate currently being redeveloped and refurbished by Redevco.

It is unfortunate that North Street's gain has to be East Street Arcade's loss.

Beach rubbish sculpture


The sculpture isn't rubbish - it's clever - it's just made of rubbish.

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Puget's Cottage exposed


For a few months, before the new buildings conceal it, the west elevation of  Puget's Cottage is fully exposed.
The south elevation.
Footings going in at the west end of the new lane.

Monday, 4 September 2017

Huntingdon House refurb.

Huntingdon House before the scaffolding
Google Earth

Following the demolition of Timpsons and work to reveal and restore the historic 17th century Pugets Cottage, Redevco’s contractor Westridge has started to refurbish Huntingdon House on North Street. Huntingdon House is named after the Countess of Huntingdon's church which was demolished in 1972.

Pre-1972
Photo:RPM

Pre-1972
Photo:RPM

Redevco started redeveloping the 1.3 acre site, which includes the former Hanningtons department store or ‘Harrods of Brighton’, in February.

A building at the rear of the site has been demolished and existing space reconfigured and significant investment and improvements should appear over the next few months including larger, bolder and more permanent signs to Meeting House Lane.

It is expected that by the end of Summer 2018, Brighton will have a new Lane and new spaces for shops, restaurants and cafes.

Architect's visualisation of the refurbished building