St Martin's Church
“The range of ideas and possible uses were stunning... the practical solutions and uplifting arts suggestions put forward by Emil Eve will ensure the life of a beautiful heritage building such as St Martin’s church for generations to come.”
Peter Field, Lord Lieutenant of East Sussex
Emil Eve Architects and Arup have been named joint winners of an ideas competition to find new uses for the grade II* Listed St Martin’s Church in Brighton.
The practices were picked from 28 “extraordinary and diverse” responses to the call for "creative solutions that would respect the integrity of the under-used gothic revival structure, at the same time as adding new life and economic sustainability".
Emil Eve proposed an 'electric' transformation for the venue into a performance and rehearsal space with additional music-production facilities, bar and café uses and new homes. The scheme envisions a future for the church as a vibrant mixed-use facility for professional and creative users, local charities and community groups and the existing St Martin’s congregation.
Images: Emil Eve Architects and LDVR Studio