Sussex Heritage Trust presentation to West Dean College

Chairman of the Sussex Heritage Trust, Simon Knight, visited West Dean College on Monday 7 December 2020 to present CEO Alex Barron and the team with their Public & Community Award, in recognition of the work involving extensive conservation and repair of the roof to the House. 

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Second stage of ward refurbishment at the Rowans Hospice handed over

We have just handed over the second stage of the ward refurbishment at the Rowans Hospice, delivering a further eight en suite bedrooms for patients. This stage has also included the refurbishment of a specialist bathroom, as well as creation of additional storage, meeting spaces and snugs for use by the ward staff and relatives.

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Stonepillow Christmas Kindness

Rather than sending Christmas cards this year, we are supporting local charity Stonepillow’s Christmas Kindness campaign. Stonepillow was formed in 1989 and works to support and empower homeless and vulnerable people to achieve sustainable independence and wellbeing in the area covered by Chichester and Arun District Councils.

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Sussex Heritage Trust Awards 2020

We won two Awards at this year’s Sussex Heritage Trust Awards held on 25 November, with a third project being Highly Commended. The Sussex Heritage Trust was established in 1977 as a charity ‘to preserve, improve and encourage the appreciation of the architectural and natural heritage of Sussex’.

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Planning permission granted for two storey extension to church hall of 13th century grade I listed St Margaret’s Church, Ifield

Following a planning committee meeting on 29 September, lasting late into the evening, we are delighted to have received permission on behalf of the parish of St Margaret’s Church, Ifield, Crawley, West Sussex for the demolition of the existing single storey annexe and new build of a two storey extension to the church hall.

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Portsea parish secures major National Lottery Heritage Fund grant

Congratulations to the team at St Mary’s, Portsea for securing a £764,000 grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund towards the conservation repair of their unique 1889 JW Walker and Sons pipe organ.

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Repair investigations at historic Sussex church

We continue to be impressed by the benefits of modern technology when looking after our built heritage. Here at St Peter’s, drone footage is helping us diagnose storm damage to the weathervane to produce a schedule of repair without the need for immediate specialist access.

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New and refurbished spaces handed over for patient use at the Rowans Hospice

Despite the challenges posed by the Coronavirus outbreak, we have just handed back seven refurbished and two new bedrooms for patient use, together with a newly constructed day area and transformed quiet space.

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Magnolia House Dental Practice

Magnolia House is a locally significant three-story town house that dates from the 18th century.   Listed grade II, it is located within the St Faiths Conservation Area. 

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Planning permission and listed building consent for Lurgashall Village Shop

We worked closely with the client and local authority to secure successful planning and listed building consents for additions and alterations to the grade II Lurgashall village shop and adjacent house.

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