Connaught Institute, Melbourne St, Brighton

I’d always half-noticed this building on Melbourne Street, and had meant to go and take some pictures of it for ages…

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I finally got around to it over the weekend and this was all that’s left, along with a load of rubble and some really unusual drawings on the boards across what’s left of the windows.

Apparently, it was called the Connaught Institute or New Life centre and was a soldiers’ home (there’s some more information on the fantastic My Brighton and Hove site).  I think it’s sad that whoever bought it decided to knock down what was such a beautiful building.


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