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    Arlington House, Margate is an eighteen storey residential apartment block with shop units under and around it (at ground level). Mildly interestingly, this solves the confusion caused by different floor-numbering conventions: in some, the ground floor is numbered "1" against the UK convention that "1" refers to the floor above the ground floor. The Southern part of the plot of land currently has a two-storey car park built on it with a ramp access to the residents' car park.

    As recorded on marble tiles on the walls of the main entrance to the building, Arlington House was designed by Architects Russell Diplock Associates and constructed by Bernard Sunley & Sons. The inscription state that the owners are Bernard Sunley Investment Trust - the legal registered lease, however, quotes Bernard Sunley Investments (Margate) limited.

    The site on which it was built in 1963 is land that, until the early 19th century was a salt marsh. A sea wall was built in 1809, causing the land to be reclaimed. A Southern Railway Company terminal railway station was built in 1846 which operated until 1926 in conjunction with a second terminus to the West (neither to be confused with the railway station built to the immediate East which never received approval by parliament).

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    1. Locations Photography 70 months ago | reply

      Oh bloody hell Lee, that'll teach me to multi task!

    2. Locations Photography 70 months ago | reply

      Never comment on Flickr whilst doing the invoicing...

    3. Lee Crosbie 70 months ago | reply

      The sky is great...looks like a LE but I see your exp is only 1/200th.

    4. 70 months ago | reply

      Lee Crosbie Little bit of dodge and burn helped bring out the cloud detail

    5. sparkeyb 70 months ago | reply

      Nice one Lee, is the building still occupied ??
      Looks like it might make a great URBEX explore !!

    6. 70 months ago | reply

      Chris Bright Yes mate it is still occupied amazingly !

    7. Georgio's Photography 70 months ago | reply

      another great mono Lee

    8. devilish zinc [deleted] 70 months ago | reply

      Superb capture Lee.... :-)))

    9. The Green Album 70 months ago | reply

      A very imposing looking building, made more dramatic with your processing. Looks fab in B&W.

    10. Gary Stamp cPAGB 70 months ago | reply

      Great shot and a nice sky!

    11. Torsten Reimer 70 months ago | reply

      A rather unusually shaped building; the processing works very well, especially for the sky!

    12. vulture labs 70 months ago | reply

      great image Lee

    13. CJS*64 70 months ago | reply

      Most Excellent Black & White!

      3+Awards Post Here

    14. martinturner 70 months ago | reply

      That's a cracking shot Lee; the processing very much suits the architecture and I like that you have gone with black and white here. Really like the wall in the foreground that leads you up to the building.

    15. Matt Clark Photography 70 months ago | reply

      Wow dude, that building looks like it's going over at any minute!

    16. Graeme_NCL 66 months ago | reply

      I love shots like this, and what a fascinating building. Bit of a twist on the usual concrete theme. Great mono work well done

    17. bergie8 48 months ago | reply

      Love this Lee ! I know this block gets a lot of stick but give it the right b&w treatment or catch it in the right light, and it looks great !

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