The Hop Yard

Forest Row, East Sussex

The old grain store was one of the last remnants of rural life in the village and when the business moved to an industrial estate nearby we were asked to convert the building into a yoga studio, bar and café. The priority for us was not to sanitise it and destroy the character. The main spaces were left largely untouched and all interventions seen as pieces of furniture or ready-mades. The toilets for example, are converted sea containers.

Design Team: Nic Pople, Serena Evans
Contractor: Amly Build Ltd

  • 01 295 block & site plan
  • 02 295 before & after
  • 03 295 proposed basement
  • 04 295 proposed gf plan
  • 05 295 proposed ff plan
  • 06 295 proposed S&N elevation