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Listed Refurbishment (Sussex)
Cityzen converted a listed building, creating space for relaxation and enjoyment.



Architecture, M&E, lighting design, Joinery design, controls, AV integration


Nutshell Construction, Ocean flooring

Products & Materials

Lime plastering and rendering, reclaimed bricks, reused original timbers, FocusSB switching and faceplates, Photonstar & Lightgrafix lighting, Thermafleece & Spacetherm insulation, Nest controls, Sony AV equipment, Bespoke joinery throughout.

Total build cost

£ undisclosed

This project involved the refurbishment and extension of a Grade 2 listed property in the Sussex Downs.

Between ourselves and Nutshell Construction, we have designed and put back a lot of historic fabric, replaced historic elements and repaired the building to last another few lifetimes! Originally built as two cottages in the late 1700s and extended in 1929, Cityzen has re-balanced the principal rear elevation to bring some symmetry and stature back to the building.

It took us over a year to get through planning and onto site and almost two years on site. Every room has been refurbished and renewed, various structural elements fixed, wells found, and steels added to support the old structure. The outbuilding was unstable so had to be rebuilt and an archaeology team employed. You name it, it needed it!

Photographs by Simon Callaghan & Cityzen (more photos to follow soon, check the before and after slider and videos below)

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