Making Lewes’s Built Environment

Welcome to the Making Lewes building culture information resource.

On this page you can find introductions and links to a broad range of examples highlighting different inter-related aspects of sustainability and the built environment.

This is aimed to help broaden Lewes residents understanding of sustainable building culture and provide an accessible, informed and up-to-date knowledge-base, facilitating people’s capacity to distinguish green-wash from the real thing.

Each section explores both better, and less known examples, of sustainable building culture, from mainstream to alternative, pragmatic to visionary.

It’s also about inspiring a more imaginative, cutting-edge, community based, and making-oriented sustainable culture.

Given Lewes’ significant green credentials – first HQ for Greenpeace International, site of Chris Drury’s renowned Heart of Reed land art and incubator to one of the original Transition Town’s – building on this past, and envisioning a future with a comparable pioneering sustainable built environment is a genuinely compelling next step.


Eco-Communities & Community Self-Build

Eco-Industrial Parks

Materials Re-use


Coming Soon

Open Source Architecture


Green Roofs, Green Walls, and Vertical Farming

Materials overview

And much else

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