Medina House, Hove
DMWR Architects submitted a fully detailed Planning Application to Brighton and Hove Council, on behalf of Globe Housing for the erection of an eight-storey residential building on the Hove seafront.
The site is currently occupied by Medina House, a two and a half story Victorian structure built in 1893 for the Hove Bath and Laundry Company. Medina House is a shadow of its former self; despite its attractively shaped gable facing the seafront, the façade has been over-rendered and is extremely plain with little architectural ornament remaining.
The proposed scheme comprises of eight quality residential flats, with associated car parking, cycle parking and landscaping. The elevation of the proposed building is well articulated and proportioned to a scale consistent with the nearby properties on the seafront.
The curved roofs at the rear and east side are reminiscent of a ship’s prow and reduce the scale of the development at the rear in order to provide better daylight and outlook for the buildings behind it.