Bright Future Unveiled for T J Hughes Building / July, 2022

The Rachel Charitable Trust, owners of the TJ Hughes building, are today delighted to unveil revised proposals for the popular 1920s building in the centre of Eastbourne.

Following extensive consultation with the Eastbourne Society and a recent briefing of the Conservation Area Advisory Group, as well as significant feedback from the community, the new proposals will now retain the much-loved original façade of the building, as well as introduce a stunning grey mansard zinc roof.

A spokesperson for the Rachel Charitable Trust today said:
“We have listened and taken on board the community’s views and we are proud of the revised scheme. We believe this building has a bright future, enhancing the Conservation Area and bringing further vitality and investment into the town centre for years to come.”

Ian Perrell, Director of the Harris Partnership, the architects behind the changes, added:
“We are thrilled with the outcome and the early feedback has been incredibly positive. We have had some major design and viability hurdles to overcome in order to keep the facade, but it was definitely worth all the effort. I think the design is sympathetic, will stand the test of time and be a fantastic asset to the town.”