South Downs National Solar Ecology Park
Client: South Downs National Park Authority
Project Date: 2014-now
Site Location: Old Shoreham Cement Works, Upper Beeding, UK
Project Status: Concept Design
Our plan is to create a major leisure complex on the 26 hectare site of the present Shoreham Cement Works, with extensive semi derelict industrial buildings and an inactive chalk quarry, in the heart of the South Downs National Park.
The cement works is the largest brownfield site in the South East of England, situated on the river Adur, 5 kilometres north of Shoreham-by-sea and near to Brighton. The complex is within easy reach of London and access to continental Europe.
The Cement Works has been described by the Planning Inspector as a “major visual intrusion at a strategic point within the South Downs”. The site is recognised as having the potential to provide for leisure facilities and visitor accommodation. The proposal will bring new life and employment opportunities into the area within a vibrant zero energy development containing an entertainment venue for open air performance.