Bridge Point Studios has now been submitted for full planning. The site is positioned on the river front in Rye where The Brede and the Rother meet.
This ambitious scheme involves the conversion of a large warehouse building into a multi-purpose arts centre. The new arts centre, referred to as Bridge Point Studios will contain purpose built artists studios and workshops, including 3 live work apartments for an artist in residence scheme. The design also includes an arts library, gallery spaces, office and retail space along with a multi- functional rehearsal and performance space that has the potential to seat up to 250.
The design emphasises on retaining the industrial feel of the existing warehouses by exposing concrete frames and brickwork, whilst adding new glazed additional along with a bronze folded sculptural roof form to the main section.
The site also includes designs for a new riverfront restaurant over two floors with views across the river. A new deck and public walkway access will be created which will create a pedestrian link from Rye to the site. The intention is to create an open public park with large amounts of green space, seating areas and an outdoor amphitheatre.
Mixed within the scheme are small pockets of housing, which includes a small selection of semi-detached and detached riverfront houses along with a small terrace of 3 mews type properties all with river views.