We are honoured to have won an award in the Public and Community category of the 2019 Sussex Heritage Trust Awards for the restored Barns and new Galleries at Charleston.
The judges praised the new spaces, which opened September 2018, saying that the “beautiful restoration of traditional Sussex barns juxtaposed with contemporary new gallery spaces has greatly added to this iconic centre of the Bloomsbury Group.”
The Sussex Heritage Trust Awards are designed to highlight excellence in architecture and conservation work in Sussex, representing the highest quality new build, conservation and rejuvenation projects.
Other winners included: Gravetye Manor Hotel in West Hoathly, a large new restaurant building and basement set within the underused asymmetrical yard of the world-famous Jacobean manor house (Grade I Listed); White Horse Inn at Sutton, a project to conserve and develop an historic, listed country inn; and the Volk’s Electric Railway, Aquarium Station and Visitor Centre in Brighton.
For a full list of Award winners and Highly Commended projects, go to
Take a one-of-a-kind tour of Charleston with designer Annie Sloan and curator Dr Darren Clarke at this virtual fundraising event.
2021. Legendary folk singer Shirley Collins in a unique collaboration with Brian Catling and Matthew Shaw.