Gails Bakery, Lewes

Project - Gails Bakery

Location - Lewes

Product Used - HW14202 | Knightsbridge

Designer - Made In Place Design

Photographer - Gails Bakery

Instagram - gailsbakery

Situated on the bustling high street of historic Sussex town Lewes, popular bakery chain Gails has opened its latest café.  

The new site, designed by Made In Place, has given a new lease of life to a building with plenty of history, having once been the home of a Lewes dispensary in 1847 and a small accident hospital in 1867.  

An important part of the design brief was to reuse materials where possible in order to maintain a sense of history and charm. The ideal flooring solution for a heavy footfall café, Havwoods’ Knightsbridge 3-layered engineered oak flooring was specified for the main seating area 

Chosen in the Blonde colourway, the 1-Strip floor perfectly complements historic features such as exposed brick walls and a stone floor in the entrance, as well as other wooden detailing throughout. Working with local artist Gemma Cheney to incorporate a red accent colour into the scheme, the warm tone of the flooring adds an inviting feeling, reflective of the warmth of the Sussex town.