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July 17, 2012

amyfrankiesmith

A petition has been launched this week to gain support for the Council to put together a Planning Brief to protect the special character and period features of Medina Bath House. The intention is to protect the building from potential demolition and construction of a taller proposed development on the sit. As you can read from previous updates and press articles, the current owner has presented proposals that are both out of scale and character for the site, and all require demolition of this special historic little building.

Medina Baths, formerly Hove Bath & Laundry Co, est. 1893 is perhaps the only remaining architectural evidence of Brighton & Hove’s proveneance of the prescribed medicinal benefits of salt water bathing. Medina Baths (originally a much larger building, extending across the other side of Sussex Road where Bath Court now stands) pumped water directly from sea. Turkish Baths, all the rage at the…

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