EMMANUEL CHURCH, EASTBOURNE
Emmanuel, Eastbourne is an exciting new church and community centre project for a Methodist - URC ecumenical partnership, which are part of The Central Sussex United Area.
The new building design will provide a high quality drop in café and entrance foyer at ground floor level, with ground level covered parking; a flexible new double height sanctuary, hall, commercial kitchen with associated offices and toilets at first floor level, together with flexible meeting rooms and nursery with dedicated facilities, including roof gardens at second floor level. The sustainable design includes passive ventilation, underfloor heating and energy efficient lighting systems. The architectural design employs a combination of cream brickwork, with Sussex flint panels and reconstituted stone facade elements and high levels of glazing to upper floors, surmounted by a pitched natural slate roof.
Planning approval has been obtained for residential development of associated sites to provide cross funding of the new church and community centre project.