The Depot community cinema, designed by Burrell Foley Fischer, has been featured as ‘building of the day’ on the Architect’s Journal Website.
"Originally a sorting office before being taken over by Harvey’s brewery, this local landmark in the Lewes Conservation Area was in a derelict state.
Recognising the structure’s opportunity for reuse, Lewes Community Screen commissioned Burrell Foley Fischer to restore and open up the former brewery depot with the introduction of a threescreen community cinema.
The screens themselves (with 140, 129 and 37 seats) have been inserted into the existing warehouse building, while a new glazed extension houses the box office, a café/bar, restaurant, and film education and training facilities including a small film library and study space, and a multiuse room. The former tarmacked service yard has been landscaped to provide a new public space, including local plant species and a small orchard and wildflower meadow."
Source: The Architects' Journal