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By Stuart Eatock

Lady Bee Wins RIBA South East Award

The team at ECE are proud to announce that Lady Bee Enterprise Centre has been awarded a renowned RIBA South East Award.

For 180 years the Royal Institute of British Architects have recognised and celebrated the most outstanding architecture in the UK. Lady Bee’s distinct identity inspired by its coastal location and context highly impressed judges as it set the units apart from typical industrial typology.

Praise from the judges highlighted:

“In a sector where budget usually drives standardisation of space, Lady Bee Enterprise Centre bucks the trend. It shows how a collaborative quality-driven response can raise the bar and deliver much-needed start-up units which will provide long-term social and economic value to the area.”

Our team and Shoreham Port are ecstatic to have obtained this mark of excellence, notably after receiving the honourable Sussex Heritage Award in 2020, commending conservation, sustainability and restoration.

Tim Hague, Director of Property and Infrastructure at Shoreham Port has said:

“Shoreham Port would like to thank Martin Gray and the team at ECE Architecture for the fantastic design which won the RIBA and 3 other industry awards, and set the aesthetic for 4 further developments that followed.

ECE’s designs have exceeded our briefs being sensitive to our natural environment, reflecting our industrial setting whilst also being bold, modern and sustainable.”

Lady Bee pioneers the port’s commitment to promoting fully sustainable development, including locally sourced materials, generating renewable energy and designs to maximise natural daylight.

This week, planning has been approved for ECE’s fifth design for the port. Riverside Studios is set to become commercial spaces with waterfront views, influenced by the harbour and neighbouring ECE designs.

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