The buildings have been designed and arranged in a formation that respects their surroundings, natural landscape and character, and allows for dignified management of funeral services.
The key influences have been:
Coastal Plain The open landscape sandwiched between the sea and the South Downs
Agricultural heritage The site is surrounded by communities which have developed and subsequently been shaped by agricultural industry over time. The adoption of long and low ‘barn style’ structures and forms has been a key design influence in arriving at the scale and arrangement of buildings
Focus on views and landscaping The aim has been to give the perception of the buildings nestling into the landscape through careful landscaping, including wild flower meadows and native tree lines as well as off site planting to create a peaceful and calm environment
Technology Modern technology means the flue can be integrated into the building and the tall chimney stack is a feature of the past