Lace House had become dilapidated and was in urgent need of extensive repair and renewal. The proposal was to convert the offices into 9 individual flats. This included a 2 bedroom penthouse with balcony and a double storey 2 bed basement/ground floor flat. The other flats are a mixture of southwest and southeast facing flats.
One of the main challenges was using the basement level effectively. This dark confined space hidden below street level now benefits from renewed pavement lights and a large stairwell which brings much needed light. This flat has two bedrooms at ground floor level, a family sized bathroom and a further WC.
The other flats, especially the penthouse, benefit from amazing views over The Old Steine and Valley Gardens. However some flats get views of the sea and Marine Parade. The location of Lace House is within close proximity to the seafront, pier and Brighton’s Laines.