Embassy Court

Embassy Court is an 11 storey block of flats situated on the Brighton seafront on the corner of Western Street and the Kings Road. It was designed by the architect Wells Coates and completed in 1935.

It is amongst of the most outstanding examples of pre-war Modernism in the UK, it has a grade II* listed status and remains a major Brighton landmark. This beautiful, elegantly proportioned block contains 72 flats, with awe-inspiring sea views, is considered one of the coolest places to live in Britain.

Restored in 2005 after a long period of decline, Embassy Court is now owned by a limited company, Bluestorm Ltd., born from a Leaseholders Association which obtained the freehold of theĀ  building in 1998.

The shareholders of the company are all leaseholders at Embassy Court, some in residence and some landlords, but the freehold is firmly in the hands of those with a vested interest in the future of the building.

Building Activity

  • Mark Cotton
    Mark Cotton commented
    If you are interested in 'nautical moderne' as a style of architecture, why not come and take the Embassy Court tour. It's well worth the money if only to get a glimpse of the sweeping sea views from the rooftop terrace. The building is much loved by its residents, and renovation is an ongoing process. It will look even better toward the end of 2012 when it gets a fresh lick of paint.
    about 4 years ago via Mobile
  • 01273
    01273 commented
    So you're damming a whole building because the flat you stayed in was in poor condition. What has that got to do with architecture? Your comment is not only non-constructive it is also irrelevant in the context of this web site.
    about 6 years ago via OpenBuildings.com
  • man290663
    man290663 commented
    Last review based on visit to 3rd floor 24 sept 2010.
    about 6 years ago via iPhone
  • Kevin Forbes
    Kevin Forbes commented and updated a media
    When did you last visit Embassy Court?
    about 6 years ago via OpenBuildings.com
  • man290663
    man290663 commented
    Unfortunately this looks great from the outside as the council forced a refurb. However as the managing co can't get tenants to pay the interior is badly maintained and rotting away. This is certainly not a sought after place to live. It should be enjoyed from the outside alone as venturing past the vestibule will be a disappointing and eye and nose assaulting experience.
    about 6 years ago via iPhone