Dating from 1873, Devonshire Park has long been a destination within Eastbourne and for the wider south coast – originally playing host to cricket, tennis, racquets and roller skating for the Victorian middle classes. Now, as well as being home to three theatres, it hosts major tennis tournaments including the women’s warm-up contest for Wimbledon. However, over the years the facilities have fallen behind competitors and are in need of revitalisation.
The £34.5 million project is to redevelop Devonshire Park in Eastbourne to create a nationally important cultural and tennis destination.
The project will deliver:
– New state of the art conference space and restaurant/café facilities
– Restoration of three listed buildings
– Upgrade of the facilities in all buildings
– Improved tennis facilities
– Distinct park entrance and new and improved public spaces
Eastbourne Borough Council
Levitt Bernstein Architects
Main Contractor :
AccentHansen have been commissioned to supply both steel and glass doorsets for the extensive redevelopment of the facilities at Devonshire Park in Eastbourne.
Single and double steel doorsets are to be powder coated and required to act as normal personnel doors, with some also having acoustic rating properties.
In addition to the steel doorsets, GlaszeShield FL doorsets are also to be supplied to the ground and second floors. Unusually, the doorsets are configured to be in a triple leaf (a double and single) assembly, finished in satin stainless steel. The doors also to be fitted with automatic swing operators and aluminium fingers guards.