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. The work is to be completed by Nicholson and Co Ltd over approximately 12 months and forms part of a three year

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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. The work completed is now benefitting patients, their families and the hospice staff and we look forward to continuing the transformation of

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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.  Listed building consent has just been granted for a scope of conservation repair of the roofs and ground floor structure, as well as internal alterations including the introduction of a

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Planning permission and listed building consent for Lurgashall Village Shop

Jane Jones-Warner Associates 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. This has provided a life line for this valuable community asset which will now be able to continue to offer much needed

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Rowans Hospice refurbishment project

Works have now begun on the modernisation and refurbishment of the ward areas within the Rowans Hospice, Purbrook. The first of three phases is scheduled to be completed in early 2021 at a cost of £2.6m, with the current focus on site being the reconfiguration of a central courtyard and the construction of two new

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Pevsner Architectural Guide for West Sussex

The long-awaited new Pevsner Architectural Guide for West Sussex has now been published. We’re very pleased to get a few mentions for the annexes at St Mary’s Church, Sidlesham and St Mary’s Church, and Thakeham, as well as works completed at Christ Church, Worthing.

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Sussex Heritage Trust awards 2019

The White Horse Inn, Sutton was a winner in the commercial category at the recent Sussex Heritage Trust awards held at Pangdean Old Barn, Pyecombe. This was a project to conserve, repair, refurbish and develop an historic listed country inn to secure a long-term future for this community asset.  Extensive works to protect and update

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Planning permission granted for annexe extension at St Mary’s Church, Thakeham

Planning permission has been granted for the improvement of facilities at St Mary’s Church, introducing WCs and a small kitchenette.  The annexe proposed is minimal and self-effacing, clad in materials that will weather down and blend in with the colour of the stone and sit comfortably in its rural setting.  It is discreetly tucked in

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