Middle House Hotel & Restaurant appointed ASP to work on proposals for an extension to the Grade I listed building, to provide additional dining space for the restaurant, which was operating at full capacity, and to provide separate toilets for the restaurant. ASP met with Wealden District Council and English Heritage to establish principles regarding the design approach to the extension.

Jim Richardson Architecture was appointed and an application was submitted in September 2016. A considerable amount of further discussion and negotiation with Wealden and Historic England resulted in the grant of planning permission and listed building consent, and it is anticipated the new restaurant will open in Summer 2017.