....and might not make much sense at the moment!

Please keep popping back, though. It is a work in progress and being added to all the time.

12/07/24 17:27

The Jurys Inn Hotel at Brighton Station is a roughly H-shaped block which comprises of 234 rooms arranged over 6 storeys, with a Bar / Restaurant and coffee shop on the ground floor. 

Flanked on 3 sides by the U-shaped layout of Stroudley Road, it is located on top of a steep bank roughly 80 metres west of the mainline railway from Brighton to London, just outside the station throat of Brighton Station. Work began on the building in around 2004 and it was completed in November 2007 and opened for business in April 2008.

ABOVE: Looks familiar? This is the reference plan for the site of what would become The New England Quarter, One Brighton, Super B et al, as it appeared in around 2001. The site of the Jurys Inn will be in the area of the curved ramp in light blue on this map. 

BELOW: This is the ramp described in the map seen ABOVE. Essentially, the Jurys Inn Hotel will one day stand just to the left of the bridge in this photo.

ABOVE: On this overall map of The Locomotive Works site, the Jurys Inn would stand on the site of the Saw Mill and Carpenters' Shop. They are visible on the curved edge, left of centre and immediately to the left of the Pay Office.

ABOVE: This aerial photo shows the area covered by the previous map with the pronounced curve previously described, dead centre of the photo. With this in mind, the area which will one day become the Jurys Inn is smack bang in the centre of this photo.


ABOVE: This image shows the site of what will one day become The Jury's Inn Hotel in late 2003. 

The site has been cleared of all traces of the original structures and the old footbridge entrance to the Loco Works which previously stood just to the east of this spot. A large chunk of the 1970's car park was torn up at this time and vast amounts of chalk and earth were moved around to form a series of plateaus, separated by a zigzag of roads that we see as the basis of the site in the present day. 

The area on which Jury's Inn is built is steeply banked to the eastern and southern sides, not clearly visible in this photo at this early stage. Much is still to do at this stage and it is difficult to determine how any semblance of order that we know on the site today could be extracted from the chalky quagmire seen here.

 The view is looking roughly north / north-east and was taken on my first ever camera-phone at the time, which had an amazing 1 megapixel camera, so is a little unclear.

ABOVE: This photo shows the location of what will one day become the Jurys Inn. Although a relatively long way into the redevelopment of the area, this photo shows the chalk bank on which it will be built, relative to New England House, CCK Church and Citypoint (the white buildings left of centre of the photo).

ABOVE: Whilst not the clearest of photos, this view is quite important, as it shows the steep bank on which the Jury's Inn Hotel is constructed. It is visible here just above the two white tower cranes in the centre of the photo, with the bank itself slightly above the left hand one of the two cranes. 

ABOVE: This photo shows the overall site of The Locomotive Works or New England Quarter as it is now known, looking due south in around 2004.

Clearly defined by the demarcation of Hotel Site, this view belies the complexity of the construction and the chalk cliff on which the Jurys Inn will eventually be constructed. 

For reference, the bottom edge of the photo is roughly aligned with the A270 Old Shoreham Road, whilst New England Street and Elder Place can be seen at the bottom left hand corner of the photo, with New England Street running diagonally to the left,towards the middle left edge of the photo. What will one day become the Green Corridor runs diagonally to the left of centre, of the bottom edge.


ABOVE: As the framework for Bellerby's College is gradually erected, the earth-moving for the site of The Jury's Inn Hotel commences (on the left of this photo). Image owned by Mark Wordy. 

ABOVE & BELOW: The Jury's Inn Hotel is seen here under construction on the left.