Mersea Barns

Cafe, Shop & Community Hub, East Mersea

Cowper Griffith Architects has completed a new shop, café, play and community hub in East Mersea, on the site of a former 'pick your own' fruit farm.

The building takes its inspiration from the modest, black-painted timber barns and sheds which dot this sparse yet stunning landscape of tidal mudflats and fertile lowlands.

The shop and café act as a rotating gallery for local artists and craftspeople, and the café showcases the best local produce. The scheme is the brainchild of a local family, wishing to create a focal point for their community.

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Client: Mersea Barns

Contractor: T J Evers

Photography: Matthew Smith