Great sadness over loss of a piece of Eastbourne history

From: Mrs S WilsonJevington Gardens, Eastbourne

Thursday, 13th May 2021, 3:50 pm

I read with great sadness that it is proposed to demolish the TJ Hughes building and replace it with something like the illustrated block on your front page click here to read.

Having just read Bill Bryson’s Notes From A Small Island where he despairs of how replacing old buildings with new ones often deprives an area of character.

The building has character and history and it would be great if part of the façade could be kept.

TJ Hughes Mural. Eastbourne Town Centre. Collaboration piece by Sussex artists:Req, Helen Hiett, Drew Copus, Lottie Norton, Etienne Le Comte, Esik, Sinna One. Coastal Currents Arts Festival 2020, East Sussex UK. Hastings & surrounding areas. SUS-200917-103019003
TJ Hughes Mural. Eastbourne Town Centre. Collaboration piece by Sussex artists:Req, Helen Hiett, Drew Copus, Lottie Norton, Etienne Le Comte, Esik, Sinna One. Coastal Currents Arts Festival 2020, East Sussex UK. Hastings & surrounding areas. SUS-200917-103019003

Another comment on the proposed development: balconies are great but not as proposed. This design leaves the living room dark with need for electric lighting.