In pictures: work on seafront arches continues

Posted On 21 Aug 2014 at 9:18 am
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Engineers are still hard at work to repair seafront arches after investigations revealed work was needed to repair more arches than first thought.

Picture by Alan Stone, BHCC

Yesterday, Brighton and Hove City Council announced that the works will now take until early November to complete.

These pictures show the work in progress on arches at the Life Bar, next to the Fortune of War pub where the initial collapse took place.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  1. Valerie Paynter Reply

    The entire stretch of arches and roadway, from the West pier to the other pier are in a parlius state bisible as one walks beachside and just looks at it all – utterly, obviously crumbliferous, rotting, rusted, decrepit.

  2. Valerie Paynter Reply

    The entire stretch of arches and roadway, from the West pier to the other pier are in a parlius state bisible as one walks beachside and just looks at it all – utterly, obviously crumbliferous, rotting, rusted, decrepit.

  3. Valerie Paynter Reply

    The entire stretch of arches and roadway, from the West pier to the other pier are in a parlius state bisible as one walks beachside and just looks at it all – utterly, obviously crumbliferous, rotting, rusted, decrepit.

  4. john Reply

    wilful neglect, and we are going to have a £46,000,000 360isore.

  5. john Reply

    wilful neglect, and we are going to have a £46,000,000 360isore.

  6. john Reply

    wilful neglect, and we are going to have a £46,000,000 360isore.

  7. feline1 Reply

    Ah well, that’s those brave plucky ‘Seafront Officers’ for you.

    A couple of years ago, I remember emailing in to point out that most of the seating and ironwork on the mezzanine ‘Max Miller Walk’ above Madeira Drive was busted, smashed, ironwork rusting, covered in tagging and graffiti. I got back a reply from a ‘Seafront Officer’ saying that they were “…currently looking at a long term plan for the maintenance of this area”.
    I email back noting that the area had been under the care of the Council for over a century and I was surprised they hadn’t yet worked out a “plan” for its maintenace. (Painting the ironwork regularly so it doesn’t rust away might be a start, for instance…) But did I even get a reply? lol I expect you can guess…

  8. feline1 Reply

    Ah well, that’s those brave plucky ‘Seafront Officers’ for you.

    A couple of years ago, I remember emailing in to point out that most of the seating and ironwork on the mezzanine ‘Max Miller Walk’ above Madeira Drive was busted, smashed, ironwork rusting, covered in tagging and graffiti. I got back a reply from a ‘Seafront Officer’ saying that they were “…currently looking at a long term plan for the maintenance of this area”.
    I email back noting that the area had been under the care of the Council for over a century and I was surprised they hadn’t yet worked out a “plan” for its maintenace. (Painting the ironwork regularly so it doesn’t rust away might be a start, for instance…) But did I even get a reply? lol I expect you can guess…

  9. feline1 Reply

    Ah well, that’s those brave plucky ‘Seafront Officers’ for you.

    A couple of years ago, I remember emailing in to point out that most of the seating and ironwork on the mezzanine ‘Max Miller Walk’ above Madeira Drive was busted, smashed, ironwork rusting, covered in tagging and graffiti. I got back a reply from a ‘Seafront Officer’ saying that they were “…currently looking at a long term plan for the maintenance of this area”.
    I email back noting that the area had been under the care of the Council for over a century and I was surprised they hadn’t yet worked out a “plan” for its maintenace. (Painting the ironwork regularly so it doesn’t rust away might be a start, for instance…) But did I even get a reply? lol I expect you can guess…

  10. lentons Reply

    I heard that the councils decided to allow the rails and lights etc to rust away and not to re paint them due to them being listed? and thus protected. It was a cheaper way of allowing them to become too damaged that they would then get their way and be able to rip it all down and install modern lights etc etc.

  11. lentons Reply

    I heard that the councils decided to allow the rails and lights etc to rust away and not to re paint them due to them being listed? and thus protected. It was a cheaper way of allowing them to become too damaged that they would then get their way and be able to rip it all down and install modern lights etc etc.

  12. lentons Reply

    I heard that the councils decided to allow the rails and lights etc to rust away and not to re paint them due to them being listed? and thus protected. It was a cheaper way of allowing them to become too damaged that they would then get their way and be able to rip it all down and install modern lights etc etc.

  13. feline1 Reply

    wouldn’t surprise me.

  14. feline1 Reply

    wouldn’t surprise me.

  15. feline1 Reply

    wouldn’t surprise me.

  16. Rolivan Reply

    I spoke to somebody today who assured me that the railings are painted every 2 years and possibly more often in front of conservation areas in Hove .

  17. Rolivan Reply

    I spoke to somebody today who assured me that the railings are painted every 2 years and possibly more often in front of conservation areas in Hove .

  18. Rolivan Reply

    I spoke to somebody today who assured me that the railings are painted every 2 years and possibly more often in front of conservation areas in Hove .

  19. feline1 Reply

    If the railings are rusty, then they are not being painted often enough!

    Are the railings rusty? Answer: YES

    What’s difficult?!

  20. feline1 Reply

    If the railings are rusty, then they are not being painted often enough!

    Are the railings rusty? Answer: YES

    What’s difficult?!

  21. vodkaman Reply

    Scrap the lot and bury the road underground once and for all. The surface level space would connect the town with the beach again for the first time in over century breathing both fresh and original life back into the heart of this very special town x

  22. vodkaman Reply

    Scrap the lot and bury the road underground once and for all. The surface level space would connect the town with the beach again for the first time in over century breathing both fresh and original life back into the heart of this very special town x

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