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The new "plod-station" on North St

On 16 Jul 2010 at 3:49pm Sam Spam wrote:
Has anybody else noticed that this looks a hell of a lot like a row of houses....or is that the idea and I'm being a bit thick?
On 16 Jul 2010 at 4:10pm Clifford wrote:
No, exactly like that. Or, as I've said on here before, the reception block at a holiday camp. Lucky old Sussex, though, squeezing the construction in just before the cuts.
On 16 Jul 2010 at 4:30pm Sam Spam wrote:
has there been a thread on this topic before?....don't see it on my screen and would be interested in a potted synopsis
On 16 Jul 2010 at 4:58pm Clifford wrote:
I think it just came up in passing but can't remember when.
On 16 Jul 2010 at 10:13pm Long Distance Whelker wrote:
Unoriginal design - rather like a B&Q shed (and unfortunately all the rage with cheap construction eg Grange Road, St John's Street, St Nicholas Lane, Lewes House site etc etc).
The old police station has planning application currently lodged with the council for the creation of 14 dwellings. No wonder Lewes is becoming a dormitory town with this endless change of use (from business to residential).
On 17 Jul 2010 at 5:18am Observant wrote:
Has the new building got a swimming pool on the roof ? As you come down from the memorial or the old police station (Market lane/west street ?), if you look on top of the roof, you can see what looks like a set of swimming pool steps.
On 17 Jul 2010 at 11:49am Down and Out wrote:
Sam Spam - There was a thread called 'Question' a bit back, I think.
Observant - Requirements on roof safety are very tight these days; you need handrails where you might need to eg step over a parapet. Shame they couldn't hide it from the street though.
LDW - I'm quite pleased about that as it goes; hopefully the building will get the restoration it desperately needs and 14 doesn't sound like overdevelopment. Better this than building on vacant space.
On 17 Jul 2010 at 12:32pm Clifford wrote:
Just imagine in Angel's Phoenix development had gone ahead - we'd have had an entire flood plain covered with chronically badly designed flats and shops. By the way, I notice that Charles Style was made bankrupt in Brighton in January 2010.
On 17 Jul 2010 at 12:34pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
I always thought the old nick would make a good hotel. It's got lots of rooms off central corridors, large basement for kitchens etc, car park - pretty much everything a hotel needs really.
Is the application for conversion to dwellings, or demolition and replacement?
On 18 Jul 2010 at 12:07am Bongo wrote:
I think the application is for converting the building into accomodation blocks. It's still owned by the police authority.

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