Pendennis, 7 Derby Road, Eastcliff, Bournemouth
the leafy avenues of Bournemouth's East Cliff sits this astonishing
block of flats, its swoops and curves organised around that |
central staircase tower - a very common pattern in Deco buildings of
this type. I found this as a result of an accidental turn down
Derby Road, and was very surprised indeed to find a building quite so dramatic and strong.
fact the central-tower pattern can be found in a number of blocks and
hotels in surrounding streets, including Burley Grange in Weston
Weston Grange in Gervis Road; the Majestic Hotel, further along Derby
Road; and Berkeley Mansions in Christchurch Road, along
with others forming a really amazing collection of '30s buildings crammed into this pretty small area.