2016/17 lectures and events programme

Updated We have a rich and varied lectures and events programme lined up for the forthcoming season. Read more...‚Äč

Rebuilding the Shelter Hall

New The Council is planning to completely rebuild the Shelter Hall and move it slightly nearer to the sea in a plan to shore up and improve the A259 at the junction with West Street.  Read more
 

New plan for Anston House site

New A new proposal has been put forward for Anston House on Preston Road, famously described as 'the ugliest building in Sussex'. The latest proposal, from First Base and Hyde Housing, is for 229 dwellings and workspace for 283 jobs.   Read more
 

Tour to Downing College Cambridge

New A weekend trip to Downing College Cambridge gave a group of members a unique opportunity to enjoy this unusual campus and visit the Masters Lodge with the Master himself. Other highlights included a lecture in a very modern 'Georgian' classical theatre, a concert on original instruments and a visit to Corpus Christi College. (This picture shows an exhibition of Ai Wei Wei tree sculptures in front of the college chapel). 
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The Mayor pays compliments at the Garden Party

New This year's Garden Party was enjoyed by members and guests despite the occasional drop of rain, and the mayor used this occasion to pay tribute to our contribution to Brighton and Hove. Read more
 

New vision for Madeira Terraces

The Council has recently announced a new proposal for Madeira Terraces. We welcome the principle of the proposals but await further detail about the replacement of the ironwork and the way the new structure will relate to the sea-front  Read more

Hove Library and Museum

The Council has decided not to approve the plan to sell the Hove Library building. We are very pleased to hear this as we were unhappy about former plans to move the library to the Museum building. Read more...

The Royal Pavilion under new management? 

Plans to set up a trust to manage the Royal Pavilion and Museums have been abandoned and a new external management body is to be sought. Read more

Waterfront project

The Council is planning to build a conference and events centre at Black Rock. This proposal recently received cross party support. We have concerns about it. Read more  

Roger Hinton appears on TV

Our Chairman has given an interivew to Latest TV about our views on the Hove Museum, the Waterfront Project and other matters of current concern to us. You can see the programme here 

The crisis of architecture

Renowned neo-classical architect Quinlan Terry gave the 2016 Antony Dale lecture on 9th March. Read more ...

Taken a shine to the i360?

It's certainly imposing but it's not, so far, quite what was expected. The publicity images for the i360 show a shining pole, glinting in the sun. The current reality is rather more dull on most days. So we asked the architect why. Here's what he has to say. Read more...

New housing in Rottingdean

The old St Aubyns school playing fields is the site where Lindon Homes has proposed developing into 10 new private houses and a 62 bed care home. We believe that were this to go ahead, it would be a huge missed opportunity to help solve the city's housing needs. Read more...

How to mistreat a fine building

Buildings need to change with the times if they are to survive – but not at the expense of their character. Clarence House in North Street is a case in point. Read more...
 

Regeneration of London Road

The rebuilt Open Market, reused Co-op department store and heavy investment in The Level all point to the regeneration of the London Road area. Here, we trace its history, new developments and potential future upgrades. Read more...


Meet housing target by filling in the gaps

It's one thing to have a city plan and quite another to get it implemented. Planners don't build house – developers do. Read more...


Making the most of new sites

We have supported the proposals in the modified city plan for some development in the urban fringe but have concerns about wording that could lead to the development of inappropriate sites – and we don't believe Amex House should be demolished. Read more...

 

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