37 Brunswick Square

Location:37 Brunswick Square, Hove.

Description:Grade 1 Listed - Residential conversion and internal remodeling of 37 Brunswick Square.

Client:Confidential

Approximate Cost:Confidential

37 Brunswick Square, involves the renovation, restoration and reworking of Busby’s Grade 1 Listed Regency Town house, to form 14 self-contained apartments. The previously dilapidated HMO had been neglected for decades and required extensive restoration works to form 14 bespoke dwellings.

Landivar Architects have worked through from concept to completion to deliver the residential development in the Historic grade 1 Listed structure. Services included Historic studies – detailed Listed building submission to the Local Authority and care negotiation through out the Planning process to achieve a medium density housing development whilst protecting and enhancing the Historic fabric of the structure. Years of unsympathetic alterations and modifications had left the original ‘Plan form’ almost unrecognisable and the key to the success of the project was to unstitch the previous works to reveal the quality of the historic structure. Numerous casts, moldings and ‘Jiggs’ were formed to help restore the structure along with traditional lime plastering to ensure that Historic integrity was preserved.

Brunswick Square history:

Brunswick Town was built as a collaborative project between the architect Charles Busby and the landowner Reverend Thomas Scutt, with construction starting in 1824. The first houses were completed by 1826 with number 37 Brunswick square completed in 1827. The principle design of Brunswick Town consists a long row of terraced houses facing the sea. The sea-facing terrace flanks an inner central square, which stretched back north around a landscaped communal park.

The terrace and square are formed in the Regency style and are finished in  ‘Brunswick yellow’ painted stucco. The facades and entryway to the main front doors, which are framed by two columns form a grand and classical access point. With wrought iron and bow windows, the square is a fine example of the fashion and style of the regency era.

Photography by Emma Marshall.  https://emmamarshall.net/