THE MULTI-MILLION pound new seafront home of author Polly Samson and rockstar David Gilmour is nearly completed.

Construction at the site in King’s Esplanade in Hove has been underway for more than a year.

Through the summer the transformation into a new home, designed by architect Keb Gavarito-Bruhn, has been gaining pace.

The 15-room property next door to Marrocco’s was formerly Medina House, a Turkish baths which lay derelict for many years.

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"Eyesore": How the property used to look when it was a derelict Turkish bathhouse

Squatters had got into the property and caused significant damage inside, and fires in 2014 and 2015 left the building wrecked.

But Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour, 74, and Perfect Lives author Polly Samson, 58, bought the site in 2015.

Read more on this story: First pictures of David Gilmour and Polly Samson's plans for new Hove home (from 2016)

It will include an open plan kitchen, living room, dining room and hall, as well as a study, library, snug, gym, and five bedrooms.

A covered garden is also included in the designs.

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Designs: How the building will look in all its glory

Planning permission was granted in March 2017 by Brighton and Hove City Council.

The property is a stone's throw away from "Millionaires Row" at the end of Western Esplanade in Hove, where stars including Fatboy Slim, Adele, and David Walliams have all been resident in the past.

Mr Gilmour is best known for his work with Pink Floyd, including on albums like The Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, and The Wall during the 1970s.

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David Gilmour and wife Polly Samson, who married in 1994

Ms Samson has been a journalist and novelist, and most recently published A Theatre for Dreamers in April.

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How the site looks today

The design of the couple's home is in keeping with the former Turkish bathhouse there, which became economically unviable to restore.

Many neighbours have expressed their delight at the new building taking shape.

Read more on this story: Neighbours' support for Pink Floyd rocker and author's new seafront home

Miles Rose previously told The Argus: "We were very happy with David’s proposals. What he is doing is something that should have been done about 15 years ago.

“What he is doing is to recreate something in keeping with the area and I think it’s good to keep the character of Brighton and Hove alive.”

Read more on this story: Planning committee approve plans for David Gilmour's seafront pad by just one vote (from 2017)

Work has been completed by Size Group Design and Build. Mr Gilmour reportedly also owns a grade II listed seafront property nearby, purchased in 2009.

Mr Rose said the star’s actions and choice of location showed he “clearly had a passion for the area”.

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The site in Hove while it was under construction

He added “This is the best possible outcome. I can’t think of any other person who could have done it in the way he is doing it.

“The site had become an eyesore before so it will be good to get it done and finished.”