Cinema and Media
Sussex Heritage Trust 2017 - Public and Community Award; Building Craft Award
Burrell Foley Fischer were commissioned by Lewes Community Screen in East Sussex to design a new three-screen community cinema. The existing warehouse on the site of the old Harveys Brewery depot was retained and the three screens (140, 129 and 37 seats) inserted within it. A new glazed extension houses the box office, café bar, restaurant as well as film education and training facilities, giving a contemporary setting to the former industrial building that was a familiar and popular landmark in a prominent location close to the town’s railway station. The former tarmacked service yard is landscaped to provide a new public realm, and includes native plant species to provide seasonal colour and a small orchard and wild flower meadow.