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Plumpton College

This architectural project has transformed the college’s old and tired facilities helping it to gain national and international recognition. From our initial concept design we secured the commission with the college and in collaboration with a local architect’s practice based near Brighton we completed the project. The rolling wave-like sedum “Green” roof reflects the rolling hills of the nearby Sussex Downs and help to break up the mass of the double height winery building behind. Air source heat pumps supply the building’s underfloor heating and hot water system.

Visitor Centre
Visitor Centre
Lecture Hall
Sedum Wave Form Roof
Hallway
Entrance View
3D Presentation
Feasibility Scheme
Front Elevation
Lecture Room
Elevation

Quotes and Client Testimonials

"John Sutton is an architectural engineer – maybe a bit like Mr Spock mind-melds Frank Lloyd Wright. Deciding to hire John for what grew into a demo-rebuild of our small cottage in Ryde turned out to be pounds well-spent. We’re from the US (10 years in UK). It’s been challenging to re-learn work processes and the like in what is known here as a ‘self-build’ project. We had to trust the knowledge and judgment of a professional we hired entirely on reputation. What could go wrong? Well, it was a good decision: John as Elmstone Design took us through design and planning issues in a conservation area, gaining planning permission having listened closely to our needs whilst making the case for what is quite a change. We’re readying for next stages now. We like working with John and his work, but we’ll still make this review just 4 stars. Got to hold something til the end, don’t we?"- Yell Review 1