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Gradient Consultants Announce Redevelopment of Seafront Landmark

The site, which offers stunning views of Eastbourne Seafront has attracted considerable interest in recent months will be transformed from a ‘faux Victorian tea room and surrounding gardens into a fresh and modern restaurant, cafe and bar that supports local heritage, tourism and the community’.

Having supported the initial tender for lease of the site, Gradient is now working to deliver the Client’s vision for a sustainable redevelopment. Working towards a Net Zero future includes such innovations as a new lightweight timber extension, clad with a hemp render.


One of the biggest challenges comes from redeveloping a building that is south-east facing and has full glazing to three sides. In order to ensure Glasshouse is kept cool in the summer and warm in the winter, certified B-Corp, Gradient has devised a strategy that employs a new super-insulated roof and façade glazing which will reduce heat loss and heat gain and avoid the need form echanical heating and cooling.

Works start at the end of the summer and Glass House is scheduled to open in Spring 2024. It will showcase local produce and culture and together with its spectacular sea views, Glass House is set to be the place to eat and be seen in Eastbourne.


You can Call Gradient on 01323 738761 to explore how they can help you with your next sustainable building project.