San Remo Towers
Full external refurbishment
San Remo Towers in Boscombe has been restored to its post-war glory following a programme of external render repairs and decorations.
The Grade II listed flats, located between Boscombe’s high street shops and the award-winning beach at Boscombe Pier, were constructed in 1935 and designed by British architect Hector Hamilton.
The building’s exterior features a unique design, with yellow-ish pink brick used alongside natural terracotta roofing materials and polychrome wall motifs in red, yellow, blue and green.
The six-storey building was accessed using scaffolding, cherry pickers and scissor lifts. The building’s location on the summit of a cliff overlooking Boscombe Bay leaves it exposed to weather conditions that made the refurbishment challenging during the winter months, but Novus operatives completed the works on schedule.
San Remo Towers was created during the boom in the seaside holiday market after the Second World War, when Boscombe enjoyed a period of prosperity as holidaymakers from around the United Kingdom headed to the south coast. Now, residents can once again enjoy the full effect of Hector Hamilton’s ‘Los Angeles Spanish style’ design.
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