Monday 20 September 2010

Plans for the Royal Sussex Hospital

Designs for the £400m redevelopment of the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Eastern Road Brighton have been unveiled.

Although The Brighton Society regrets the loss of the Charles Barry building and the listed chapel designed by William Hallett it accepts that it is not possible to retain them as part of a new scheme. Memorials from the hospital and the chapel would be placed in a chapel at the new hospital, but it is not practical to retain the existing chapel in its present form.

The Brighton Society has decided that it will concentrate on trying to achieve an improvement to the view of the new hospital from Paston Place. The architect has not yet recognised the importance of this view in terms of townscape by reflecting the vertical character, so typical of Brighton, of the houses in Paston Place.

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