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Innovative features and design

Embassy Court was a showcase for the idea of the “minimum flat”. The Modernist layout of plain surfaces and masses provided for levels of comfort and amenity that were exceptional for their day. Features included under-floor central heating and constant hot water fed from boilers in the basement to...

Embassy Court – plans and construction

The plan is a simple L-shape about 44 ft deep wrapping around the seafront to Western Street. An arrangement with the local authority allowed the elevation to rise to eleven storeys high, including a spacious roof terrace. A typical floor contains 7 flats, 6 of which are accessed directly from the lift...

The Site

The site was a flood-prone wilderness until the construction of the western esplanade between 1825 and 1834. This massive enterprise, engineered by the architect Amon Henry Wilds, transformed it into one of the most desirable pieces of real-estate on the south coast of England. At the same time the existing...

The Restoration

Restoration of the building took place in 2004-5 and was a comprehensive repair of the fabric, structure and all of the common parts and included replacements, overhauls or upgrades of all the common services. The Major Works included: –          Repair of the entire concrete fabric and renewal of all...

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