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   Pendennis, 7 Derby Road, Eastcliff, Bournemouth

Pendennis, Derby Road, Bournemouth
Amid the leafy avenues of Bournemouth's East Cliff sits this astonishing block of flats, its swoops and curves organised around that
triumphant 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.

In fact the central-tower pattern can be found in a number of blocks and hotels in surrounding streets, including Burley Grange in Weston
Drive; 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.

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