Exeter Street Hall


5Exeter Street Hall
Exeter St, Brighton BN1 5PG

Exeter Street Hall was bought in 2013 following a long campaign, and public share issue and is now given over entirely to community activity. There is a commitment to restore the building and reduce its environmental impact as sustainably as possible.

It is early days yet, but so far the Hall's lighting has been replaced with commercial LED units, which have cut lighting energy use by 75%. The roof was also insulated heavily in the summer of 2014, to tackle the main area of heat loss. Inefficient old heaters have been removed and replaced with a high level warm air unit.

In the medium term, it is hoped that this can be followed up by a substantial roof PV installation to generate electricity on site, when a means of financing is established. There are plans to use either secondary or 'Slimline' double glazing to reduce heat loss from the windows, which are the second largest area of heat loss after the roof.

Given the age of the building (built 1880) and the high cost of renovation, this project may take some years, but has made an inspiring start.


BUSES 27 or 77 (to Port Hall Road) •
TRAIN Brighton (15 min walk or bus 27/ 77)

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  • + Low energy lighting
  • + Low water goods
  • + Superinsulated roof (imminent)
  • + Destratification fans
  • + Warm air heating


Further information

Case study pdf

Exeter Street Hall Carbon Report 2012 pdf