Refurbishment of Regency House, Hove

Client: William Sutton Housing Trust
Architect: DRP Architects
QS: Piercehill
Engineer: BEP Engineers
Value: £2,500,000
Programme: 85 Weeks


The total refurbishment and repair of four near-derelict listed Regency five storey properties to provide a drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre. The project was carried out over two phases allowing the property to remain in occupation, housing the homeless, during the works.

The works included major structural alterations and repairs, the lowering of basement floor levels and associated damp-proofing to enable these areas to be used as habitable space, the rebuilding of chimneys and the replacement of the roof structure and roof coverings.

Internal floors and partitions were removed to enable the structural improvements to the building within the confines of the Conservation Officers’ requirements. The electrical and mechanical services were renewed in their entirety. Many original timber sliding sash windows, staircases, specialist covings other ornate features, were protected and restored incorporating them into the new building.