Lewes Depot wins prestigious planning award

Work done by the South Downs National Park Authority and Burrell Foley Fischer Architects to restore an old brewery site into a cinema and community arts venue has been recognised with a top regional planning award.

The Depot Cinema in Lewes was crowned overall winner at the RTPI South East Awards for Planning Excellence, and also picked up an award as winner in the category for Excellence in Planning for Heritage.

The project retained the original building on site (a familiar landmark adjacent to Lewes railway station) whilst sensitively extending it to provide modern facilities. As well as providing three cinema screens the building accommodates theatre space, temporary exhibitions, educational facilities, a restaurant and a bar.

The teams now have their sights fixed firmly on the National Awards and will be submitting their entry shortly.

Find out more about the Lewes Depot.