The town of Eastbourne originally developed as a fashionable seaside resort in the second half of the 19th Century. The 7th Duke of Devonshire was instrumental in initiating development of the seafront area including Grand Parade and Cavendish Place, and creating many of the elegant buildings, villas and terraces that make the town popular and flourish today. London House, or 157, 159 & 161 Terminus Road, is one such prominent Victorian building and has accordingly been designated a ‘Building of Local Interest’ by the Borough Council. However, it is the only one in the immediate vicinity and is now almost surrounded by substantially adapted or newly built buildings. The area has been identified in the Town Centre Area Action Plan (2013) as one that is likely to undergo further substantial changes following the completion of the new Arndale Extension.
Working with Stiles Harold Williams, Camerons provided a Design and Access Statement as well as two separate applications to aid the sale of the property. One application was for a ‘Prior Approval Notification’ for a change of use from offices to create five new flats, the other application was a full planning application to extend the roofline to create a further two dwellings.