The grade II listed building dates back to the C18th when it was originally used as a whitesmith or tinsmith, and then later in C19th as a florist, with commercial hot houses to the rear where orchids were grown.
By the 1980's it had been converted into a high quality restaurant and then later into offices, used by Viva Lewes, amongst others.
The conversion involved change of use into residential, with mostly interior refurbishment work including a new galley kitchen, study area to the half landing, new shower / toilet accommodation, utility room with new boiler, as well as a new master bedroom and adjoining changing area / study.
The work involved upgrading the party wall to the adjoning flat, in terms of sound attenuation and thermal enhancement as required by Building Regulations.
Materials were carefully chosen for their simplicity eg. slate effect tiling, butcher's block work tops, and the existing floor boards were sanded and lacquered to good effect.
Careful thought was given to the lighting to enhance the roof structure and main stair well.