Studios and Showroom, East Sussex

Client: Hastings Furniture Service

Location: Bexhill on Sea, East Sussex

Architect's team: Anaëlle Regent, Florence Fathers, Vilte Grigaityte, Harriet Francis

Structural Engineer: Ellis and Moore

Cost Consultant: Julian Church and Associates

Area: 1700 sq m

Construction Cost: £2.8M

Completion: Projected 2021

NCA has worked with registered charity Hastings Furniture Service for many years. The brief for this latest project was to re-design and increase showroom space, as well as create new artist studios and workshops on their Bexhill site. The new showroom provides extensive window displays on two floors for the charity to exhibit their wares. The black zinc cladding offers a strong visual element on the streetscape. The old warehouses located at the back of the showroom are replaced with simple, economical, and lightweight steel structures housing the artist studios on the upper floors and HFS workshops on the ground floor. NCA also created a strong graphic identity to welcome HFS’ new creative hub.

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