We are proud to announce that The Gateway Cafe designed by Architects Kaner Olette has won it most prestigious award to date. Last night they won the RIBA South East Award 2016.
The Judges said ‘ Occasionally, a project emerges which represents far more than the sum of its parts; where architecture with a capital ‘A’ is less important than the contribution made to a wider need.’
‘The café performs many roles: a gateway and interpretation centre for the South Downs National Park, a community hub for schools and local community and, perhaps most poignantly, a catalyst for regeneration of Peacehaven …5000 people turned up on opening day of the building and the park. Lewes District Council should be applauded for driving this vision forward.’
We’d like to congratulate everyone who helped make the Gateway Cafe a reality including the community of Peacehaven who have supported the project with such enthusiam.
Image by Richard Chivers