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Marine Court

 

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  • Marine Court is deliberately designed to try and evoke the Queen Mary ocean liner that was launched in 1936 with the stacked shape creating a similar shape.
  • In addition to the building being 49 metres to the tip of the spire, it is also 127 metres in length.
  • It was one of the first buildings in the UK to employ modern techniques such as steel framed construction.
  • Marine Court also had apartments that were an early pioneer of open plan living space with a shared dining room and kitchen. In a concession to the conventional, it was also possible for the owner to use an included divider to split the room in half.
  • It was marketed in the 1930s with an emphasis placed on height and that it was the tallest residential building in the United Kingdom. The intention was to attract the same sort of exclusive clientele as that of Embassy Court in Brighton who could live in modern high-rise apartments without the planning restrictions of London.
  • Marine Court was bombed in World War 2 with the rebuilding carried out between 1949 and 1950. As a result, the original eastern end, inspired by a promenade deck survives, but the western end is no longer present in its original form and boasts exposed brickwork.

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Architect
Dalgleish & Pullen
Developer
South Coast Properties

Reference Data

Reference No.
4430
First Uploaded
19-02-2006
Last Editorial Date
15-08-2012
 

Building Location

Address
Marina Street, St-Leonards-On-Sea. TN38 0DZ
Council
Hastings Borough Council
County
East Sussex
Region
South East
Country
United Kingdom

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Building Specification

Status
Complete
Proposal date
1935
Construction start date
1936
Completion date
1938
Renovation Date
1950
Heritage Status
Grade II
Style
Art Deco

Pinnacle Height (AGL)
49.00
Roof Height (AGL)
41.00

Total Floors (O.G)
13
Total Floors (U.G)
1

Market Data

Primary Use
Residential
Secondary Use
Retail


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