Southend-on-Sea is a town with history. You need only to take a look around to note the eclectic mix of design and architecture that has been created from well over a century of development and redevelopment.

As time has moved towards the present day, the architects that are responsible for the changing spaces in Southend-on-Sea appear to have re-envisioned the idea of what public buildings and spaces are and have abandoned the more traditional ideas of how they should be designed and constructed. The result is a town rich with varying styles, from Grade II listed buildings and structures to modernistic spaces with interactive features.

When out walking in Southend-on-Sea, how often do you stop and look upwards?

In part 2 of “The changing public spaces of Southend-on-Sea” Southend architect Steve Jackson has provided us with a look back through time with some amazing photography of the different styles of architecture adopted in our town over the years.

Southend-on-Sea Parapets

Images ©  Steve Jackson Design

Southend-on-Sea Facades

Images ©  Steve Jackson Design

Southend-on-Sea Gables

Images ©  Steve Jackson Design