A planning application (BH2011/01120) has been submitted for the demolition and redevelopment of the Lawnscroft Nursing Home on the southeast corner of Princes Crescent with Kingsway The existing building is now in a much worse condition to that shown above. All the windows are out and there appears to have been a fire on the first floor.
The proposed replacement building is in brick, cream render, with stainless steel and glass balustrades It is designed by DWA Architects. On Kingsway its 5 storeys takes it to the same height as the neighbouring Princess Marina hotel. On Princes Crescent it steps down to 3 storeys. Perhaps the overhanging roofs look rather awkward but otherwise it turns the corner neatly and harmonises well with the neighbouring buildings.