Bridge Point 

Location : Rye 

Status : Planning  

Architect : RX Architects 

The site lies on the Riverfront in Rye, East Sussex within an area which has been predominantly industrialised over the last 100 years. Before this the site was a mud flat around the base of the cliff of Rye, historically know as a boat making area, with Rye itself being one of the Cinque Ports.


This ambitious scheme involves the conversion of a large warehouse building into a multi-purpose arts centre. The new arts centre, referred to as Bridge Point Studios will contain purpose built artists studios and workshops, including 3 live work apartments for an artist in residence scheme. The design also includes an arts library, gallery spaces, office and retail space along with a multi- functional 250 seat performance space.

The design emphasises on retaining the industrial feel of the existing warehouses by exposing concrete frames and brickwork, whilst adding new glazed additional along with a bronze folded sculptural roof form to the main section.

The site also includes designs for a new riverfront restaurant over two floors with views across the river. A new deck and public walkway access will be created which will create a pedestrian link from Rye to the site. The intention is to create a open public park with large amounts of green space, seating areas and an outdoor amphitheatre.

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Monday - Friday 09:00 - 17:00

Saturday - Sunday

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The River Cafe, Rock Channel, Strand Quay, Rye, TN31 7DE


Tel.01797 223099

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Martello Developments 

Martello Developments is a local property company focused on building a curated selection of high-quality residential developments in East Sussex and Kent.

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