The Solution

An extra steep roof pitch of 35º helps to lend 28,000 sq ft of retail buildings at Hillier Eastbourne a traditional style, reminiscent of a greenhouse design. To seamlessly join the indoor and outdoor retail space we constructed a striking canopy and a half-octagonal covered walkway. The route from the retail to the plant sales area is comfortable for visitors underneath the sturdy steel frame and polycarbonate roof. A new restaurant and coffee pod was also included in the new building.

A year after the building was complete, the garden centre was officially put on the map as a tourist destination, with seven brown tourist signs granted by Sussex County Council.


Special Projects

Newspan’s structures can be adapted to suit many public access applications.