HAWKHURST ROAD, FLIMWELL, TICEHURST TN5 7FJ
A new multi-use development built within what was once a brownfield section of an Ancient Woodland 24-hectare site. The site was developed to revive, diversify and sustainably manage the woodland as part of publicly accessible park, growing timber, food and fuel. Workspaces and a restaurant were also created alongside a small cluster of houses and overnight accommodation.
Submitted by: The Architecture Ensemble. www.thearchitectureensemble.com
Architect: Steve Johnson, The Architecture Ensemble.
Site Manager: Matt Blackwell, Regalmain Ltd. www.regalmain.co.uk
Contractors: Combi Construction. www.combipanel.com
Craftsmen: Local skilled craftsmen.
Other: Combipanel (Structural Timber Thermopanels). www.combipanel.com | Two J’s Metalwork (Metal Fabricators). www.twojsmetalwork.co.uk | SLS Fabrications Ltd (Corten Steel Contractors), Hailsham.
THE LONG MAN INN
THE STREET, WILMINGTON BN26 5SQ
Classified an Asset of Community Value by Wealden District Council and prohibited from being developed into residential, local resident Peter Bridgewater purchased the pub, which required complete restoration, in order to save it for the village.
The building was stripped back to bare brick, re-roofed, fully insulated, re-wired,
re-plumbed and re-plastered. Traditional double-glazed sash windows were fitted throughout as well as underfloor heating, a new commercial kitchen and modern toilets. The rear was extended out to provide four luxurious overnight guest rooms and a self-contained staff flat.
Submitted by: DK Architects Ltd. www.dkarchitects-uk.com
Architects: David Kemp, Clive Williams and Zara Gravett (Assistant Architect), DK Architects Ltd.
Site Manager: Peter Bridgewater, Alfriston.
Contractors: Colin Smith (Main Contractor), Polegate | Mark Norman (Electrician), Norvett Electronics. www.norvett.com | David Keets Plumbing, Eastbourne | Tony Perry & Darren Poppy (Decorators), Eastbourne and Seaford | Classic Tiles, Eastbourne | Classic Joinery, Hailsham
Craftsman: James Price (Blacksmith), Lewes.