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Status Planning consented November 2011
Squire and Partners have designed a masterplan for the King Edward VII hospital. The hospital is comprised of a unique group of Grade II and Grade II* listed buildings, and has, for over a century, been an important landmark not only in the local community and surrounding district but also in the wider national context. The site itself is a 130 acre estate within the Sussex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The listed buildings, including the Sanatorium and Chapel, will be restored and converted to an assisted care home and associated communal facilities, a shop, and a café. The Engine House, Motor House, and former nurses’ accommodation will be converted to 25 houses and apartments. New, quality homes, including two, three and four-bedroom houses and one, two and three-bedroom flats and maisonettes have been carefully designed to balance, respect and integrate with the existing architecture and contribute to the character and history of the surrounding area.
The Gertrude Jekyll gardens and measured pine walks, created originally as therapies for the patients of the hospital, will be reinstated and renewed. The wider grounds will be included in this restoration in order to contribute to the ecological diversity of the surrounding South Downs National Park.
Client City & Country Group
Historic Buildings Consultant Purcell Miller Tritton LLP
Landscape Consultant Land Use Consultants
Quantity Surveyor McBains Cooper