The List.

The buildings featured on the map are those considered by the team and the curatorial panel to be exemplars of modern architecture in the city of Brighton and Hove. Its not an exhaustive list by far however and as new buildings are commissioned and built continuosuly in the city, and as buildings are torn down, the map of the furture Brighton and Hove could look substantailly different. 

 
 

Modernist and Art Deco

1 - 4 Grand Avenue

Murrell & Pigott (1938)
Originally designed as a residence for gentlemen, this Grade II block has a wide elegant entrance
lobby, with back stairs for staff use.

2 - 34 Wicklands Avenue 

Connell, Ward & Lucas (1934)
Strictly speaking this Corbusier-inspired house is outside the Brighton boundary. This is the last
remaining of three in-situ concrete houses.

Embassy Court

Embassy Court

3 - Embassy Court

Wells Coates (1935)
Well Coates’ seafront masterpiece was home to the stars. On completion it was the South Coast’s most luxurious Grade II*
apartment block.

4 - Freemasons 

John Denman (1929)
With blue and copper frontage and Masonic symbols, it’s hard to miss this Grade II pub on the main Hove road.

5 - Furze Croft

Furze Croft

Furze Croft

Toms & Partners (1936)
These luxury Art Deco flats in leafy Hove are very ‘Poirot’.

6 - Saltdean Lido 

Saltdean Lido

Saltdean Lido

Richard Jones (1938)
The only Grade II* listed lido in the country, its distinctive curved form makes a striking statement.

7 - Grand Ocean 

Richard Jones (1938)
Once Butlin’s most successful hotel, this Grade II building was designed by the architect of Saltdean
Lido. Converted to flats, its amazing lobby and staircase remain intact.

8 - King and Queen Pub 

Clayton & Black (1930s)
About as decorative as it gets. Brick, stone, plaster, timber, tudor arches, a half timbered gable
and stained glass adorn this Grade II pub.

9 - Marine Gate 

Wimperis, Simpson & Guthrie (1939)
This luxury block launched just before the start of WWII and was soon bombed. Originally yellow
brick, it is now painted white.

10 - Princes House 

Goodhart Rendel (1936)
Goodhart Rendel lived in Brighton for a time and produced this splendid Art Deco building
with its zig-zag windows and fancy brickwork.

11 - Imperial Arcade 

Clayton & Black (1924)
Remodelled by Garrett & Son (1934)
Elegant Art Deco start to Brighton’s main high street.

12 - Shoreham Airport

Shoreham Airport

Shoreham Airport

Stavers Tiltman (1936)
Not quite in Brighton & Hove, this pretty Art Deco airport is worth a trip. It’s the oldest airport in
the UK and the oldest purpose-built commercial airport in the world.

13 - Old Steine Cafe and bus-stops

(1930s)
Art Deco style bus-stops by the Pavilion and a café (former WCs) on Steine Gardens are a reminder
of how much fun these structures could be.

14 - Waterstones (formally Burtons)

Harry Wilson (1928)
A good example of Burton’s in-house Egyptian-inspired Art Deco.

 

Housing

15 - Hedgehog Co-op, Hogs End 

Architype (2000)
One of Brighton’s cluster of self-builds, this development of ten timber frame houses is based
on the Walter Segal approach to construction.

16 - Low Carbon Trust and Earthship Brighton

Earthship

Earthship

Mike Reynolds (2006)
So very Brighton. This low carbon, low waste, environmental education centre claims to be ‘one
of the most progressive eco buildings in Europe’ (Low Carbon Trust).

17 - Diggers Self-build 

Diggers

Diggers

Architype (1996)
The Diggers were a group of Brightonians who chose to self-build for rent as an affordable way of providing their own permanent homes.

18 - Greenway Houses 

WCEC Architecture (2008)
With 14 flats and 21 townhouses, plus commercial offices, this is one of the better examples of New
England Quarter architecture.

19 - Atalanta Apartments 

Conran+Partners (2007)
With 31 rented and shared-ownership apartments, the scheme provides Brighton & Hove with one of
its greenest, most sustainable housing schemes, using local sweet chestnut, recycled copper and a planted sedum roof.

20 - Plymouth Avenue 

A.L. Yerbury (1948)
This was the first self-build project in England after WWII and amounted to 20 three-bedroom homes
at a cost of £1000 each.

21 - Yellow and white houses, Marina 

Yellow and white houses

Yellow and white houses

Louis de Soissons Partnership (1970s)
These tiny floating houses are one of the few redeeming features of Brighton Marina.

 

Brutalist

22 - Brighthelm Centre 

Wells-Thorpe & Suppel (1987)
A concrete and brick example of late Brutalism, ‘All quite harsh’ (Pevsner), with a loaves and fishes panel by John Skelton, Eric Gill’s nephew.

23 - Brighton Spiritualist Church 

Spiritualist Church 

Spiritualist Church 

Bev Pike of Overton & Partners (1965)
It doesn’t get more Brutalist than this! A cute curvaceous concrete composition on Edward Street.

 

24 - Eaton Manor

Hubbard Ford & Partners (1963)
Exposed concrete and brick, this apartment block is aging gracefully.

 

25 - Hove Town Hall 

John Wells-Thorpe (1974)
Brutalism in the heart of Hove, this building still has a powerful exterior presence despite recent
interior alterations.

 

26 - Grand Parade Annex University of Brighton 

Percy Billington with Sir Robert Matthew and S.A.W. Johnson-Marshall (1967)
A gentle curve to the frontage with a heavily glazed ground floor, this building is a popular post-war addition to the centre of Brighton.

 

27 - New England House 

Rex Dempsey, Borough Architects (1963)
Concrete and glass, it is alledegedly ‘the world’s first purpose built high rise industrial business centre’ (newenglandhouse.org.uk).

 

28 - Park Gate 

Eric Lyons (1960)
Hove’s very own SPAN development – bright flats around a communal garden.

29 - Odeon and Kings West 

Russell Diplock & Associates (1973)
‘Nothing can compensate for the full ghastliness of this building’ (Pevsner), but the bronzed aluminium roof glows in the sunshine.

 

30 - Reform Synagogue

Derek Sharp (1967)
Bold and simple, this soft Brutalism sits well in Hove, with its interesting brick work and impossibly thin concrete entrance canopy.

Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts

Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts

31 - Sussex University

Arts A Building
Basil Spence (1964)
Grade II*, bold concrete fins mark the entrance to the lecture theatres, built on an axis with Falmer House.

Chichester 1
Basil Spence (1965)
Ten bays of brick and concrete accompany bold projecting concrete beams at the roof level of this
Grade II* building, along with elegant arches to the ground floor.

Falmer House
Basil Spence (1962)
The only Grade I listed part of the campus, the building acts as a gatehouse and modern quad,
with its moated courtyard.

Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts
Basil Spence (1969)
Formally Gardner Arts Centre, the bold red brick cylinders give the Grade II* building a striking
presence on an elevated site matched with revolutionary interior theatre architecture.

Meeting House
Basil Spence (1966)
Concrete blocks with coloured glass infills on brick fins and a copper clad conical roof, make a joyous
addition to the campus.

Pevensey 1
Basil Spence (1963)
A brick building with an arched concrete overhanging roof, its deep recessed bays cast bold shadows
in the sunlight.

 

Contemporary 

33 - Aldrich Library 

Long & Kentish (1996)
Naturally ventilated and on a prominent corner, this is a high-quality addition to the rather uninspiring Moulsecoomb Campus.

34 - Amex Stadium 

KSS Design Group (2011)
Brighton & Hove Albion spent years with no ground, playing at the local athletics stadium. Now they
have an inspiring stadium worthy of the city and their success.

35 - Brighton Aldridge Academy 

FCB Studio (2012)
A new academy with elevations inspired by flint and chalk, the building achieved a BREEAM Excellent
rating for its environmental performance.

36 - Brighton College 

Skidelsky Building 

Skidelsky Building 

Academic Building
Hopkins Architects (2017)
With stone, brick and timber louvres this building is another high quality addition to the college.

Music & Drama School
Eric Parry Architects (2015)
Look out for the distinctive steeply gabled roof clad in ceramic tiling.

New House
Allies & Morrison (2013)
70 bedroom boarding house in brick and flint – ‘These elevations offer immense reward, employing
subtle imbalances to the symmetry and deft deployment of aluminium sectional detailing to provide crispness’ (RIBA).

Simon Smith Building
Allies & Morrison (2012)
An elegant addition to the listed boarding house, clad in terracotta baguettes.

Skidelsky Building
Kirkland Fraser Moor (2013)
Made with beautiful dark brick and timber, this building’s large windows provide views of the street
and out to the campus and beyond.

37 - Checkland Building 

Checkland Building 

Checkland Building 

Hopkins Architects (2008)
Neatly detailed wings fan out across a sloping site giving views towards the South Downs.

 

38 - British Airways i360

British Airways 1360

British Airways 1360

Marks Barfield (2016)
At 138 metres, it’s the world’s tallest moving observation tower and Brighton’s newest tourist attraction.

 

39 - Jubilee Library 

Jubilee Library 

Jubilee Library 

Bennett Associates with LCE Architects (2005) Quickly becoming a landmark in the city centre, high sustanibilty credentials, with beautiful bespoke terracotta tiles.

40 - Royal Alexandra Children's Hospital 

BDP (2007)
The design of the award-winning children’s hospital is boat inspired and comes complete with sea views.

41 - Waste House, University of Brighton 

BBM Sustainable Design (2013)
The first European experimental house to be built entirely from waste products.