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Embassy Court – tours and views

26 May 2012 5 Comments

Guided tours around Grade 2 listed Modernist building Embassy Court are a popular inclusion in the Brighton Festival programme, and are also available on other dates throughout the year. Starting in the foyer, before taking in spectacular views from the roof terrace, an interior tour of an apartment and the basement archive office, you’ll learn about the iconic building’s rich and varied history: From it’s grand beginnings as holiday spot for the wealthy, complete with in-house restaurant and bank, through the dilapidated ‘Beirut years’ and community renovation, helped by Sir Terence Conran, to its recent return to glory and future plans.

Embassy Court, BrightonView from Embassy Court, Brighton View from Embassy Court, Brighton
View from Embassy Court, BrightonView from Embassy Court, BrightonView from Embassy Court, BrightonView from Embassy Court, BrightonView from Embassy Court, BrightonView from Embassy Court, BrightonView from Embassy Court, BrightonView from Embassy Court, BrightonView from Embassy Court, Brighton

Find out more about architect Wells Coates here. What are your memories of Embassy Court?

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  • Daryl Bowen said:

    I think they used this as a location in the film MirrorMask, which scared the bejebus out of me when I was younger and has made me think as a adult. It had Dora Bryan from memory.

  • Ida said:

    Of a similar vintage, Marine Court in St Leonard’s deserves to be restored to it’s hey day.

    http://www.eastsussex.gov.uk/leisureandtourism/pictures/historical/localhistoryphotos6.htm

    And Sussex Heights was a 6O’s gem before the most of the balconies were enclosed in an adhoc fashion.

    So many iconic buildings get mashed about, or left to rot. We should learn to preserve and maintain our architectural heritage from the outset. For many years people wanted to tear down Embassy Court, but after much hard work and expense by a band of committed residents, it’s now the Art Deco toast of Brighton.

  • Steven said:

    I love the quality & clarity of your photography.
    You really have done yourself & the building proud with your images.

  • Literary Kitty said:

    Wow are these recent pics? I left Brighton during the ‘Beruit years’ as you call them so I haven’t seen the renovation at all.

    Thanks for sharing the views from the top! :)

  • VintageBrighton.com (author) said:

    Yep, they were taken in late May – we were very lucy with the weather!

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