King Edward Estates

The King Edward VII Hospital  is a Grade II* listed building situated amidst 42 hectares of sublime Gertrude Jekyll-designed gardens in the South Downs National Park.

Brooks Murray were commissioned to design a residential conversion of the former sanatorium.


South Downs National Park, West Sussex


King Edward VII laid the foundation stone of his eponymous sanatorium in 1903. Designed by anonymous competition for patients suffering from tuberculosis, and funded by the King, one of England’s most beautiful sanatoriums was completed in 1906.

Subsequently renamed the King Edward VII Hospital, it served for one hundred years before closing in 2006. At this time, a new use needed to be found which would be sensitive to its listed status and the registered nature of the surrounding gardens.

Asked to produce a concept for residential use of the former sanatorium, the Brooks Murray team designed a sensitive response to the building’s heritage which received listed building consent and planning approval.