During the 1970’s the old building acquired a new lease of life, albeit only temporary. A group of people got together to found an Arts Centre, the property was done up and put to various uses of an artistic nature. The photographs taken on 22 February 1985 show how much the exterior had been improved, particularly the one looking in from Upper Market Street. It was not to last however, support dwindled and, as can be seen by the Agents’ boards, it became empty again. This historic building should not be allowed to succumb to dereliction. Surely some good use could be found for it, even if it means internal conversion for residential occupancy such as flats.

Image Reference: JG_11_023.tif
Date: 1985
Image Details: Original monochrome print
Size of Original: 116x170
Place: Hove
Additional Information: 2007:now an Arts Centre

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