The Boathouse Café, Princes Park, Eastbourne
Working with Allen Scott Landscape and Kaner Olette Architects, Penton Architects redesigned the café and adjacent landscape for Eastbourne Council. The extended and refurbished café sits in the beachside park, overlooking a boating lake. The original Victorian brick building had become very run-down and dis-connected with the surrounding park. The extension provides additional café space, whilst at either end of the brick building the kitchens and public toilets are re-modelled to achieve a coherent composition. Overlooking the boating lake the building merges into the landscape with stone gabions creating terrace and building walls.