The existing building is a grade II listed public house originally built as a private house in the early 19th century. Prior to the works the building had the traditional arrangement of bar at ground floor with ancillary uses and accommodation above accessed via a staircase from behind the bar. The upper floors were underutilised and the building poorly maintained. The aim of the project was to revitalise the pub and create a viable and sustainable commercial use for the upper floors in order to secure the long term future for the listed building.
As part of this process the stairway access and emergency escape for the upper floors had to be re-configured to provide safe and practical access. This involved re-instating an original pub doorway on the side street and re-positioning the ground floor staircase. The upper floors were converted to commercial space which can let as one tenancy or two and the ground floor is let as public house to an established local brewery business.
Edward Street, Brighton
Copse Mill Properties
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