Set in secluded grounds, almost untouched by time, surrounded by Langney village is the stunning and historic Langney Priory.
Dating back to the 11th Century, Langney Priory is the oldest building in Eastbourne, but over recent years this proud building and
its mysterious grounds have fallen from grace, desperately needing restoration and a new purpose for the 21st century.
Historic Langney Priory Ltd in partnership an Eco Chateau project are going to sympathetically transform the building and grounds into a
high-end Training Hotel/B&B offering transnational work placements, conferencing, small festivals and a wide range of stimulating historic,
rural and ecological training experiences.
Eco Chateau Business and Training CIC is part of a well-developed transnational partnership network that is supported by the EU, National
Governments and Regional Authorities. The team at Historic Langney Priory will be using all of thier experience in business, social work,
construction and teaching to co-ordinate, partners, volunteers and the wider community in the day to day delivery of the enterprise
Charlie Turner, CEO Eco Chateau (right), pictured with Charles Harding, Owner (left) and David Tutt, Leader Eastbourne Borough Council (centre)
It is envisaged that the project will enable a range of micro businesses to be established and developed, in turn creating a platform
for the provision of training and employment opportunities that operate in a planned, synchronised way.
Ecologically, the project will incorporate the best available technologies for energy generation and conservation to create a minimal
carbon footprint whilst re-discovering the many ecological secrets waiting in the vast grounds.