Christ Church Abingdon

Barn Renovation for Church and Community Use

The project involved the complete restoration an opening up of two adjacent derelict rubble stone wall barns with ancient timber framed roofs.  the smaller barn comprises of two mezzanine floors and is the home of a fully commercial community coffee shop.

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The larger barn has been restored as a complete open space providing flexibility with the provision of contemporary audio, visual and lighting systems.

In the words of Vicar Tim Davis “We want to invest in and support our community, that is why we are renovating an ancient space to create something new, to make a place of life and resource for the whole area.”

Danbury Mission Inspirational Church Building

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The basis of the brief was to design a building with an auditorium to accommodate a congregation of 450 people and an overflow to seat a further 80 people. In addition a total of eighteen other spaces to accommodate youth, community work and the growing church staff.A specific requirement was that the frontage  of the building facing the main road should have a high degree of transparency to provide a welcoming environment for the community.modern auditoriummulti-purpose spaceReception area

Emmanuel Church – Modern Church Design

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A new two storey church building with Worship Area to accommodate 200 people and ancillary accommodation. The large building design complemented the local centre relating in scale to the surrounding buildings, whilst still fitting onto a relatively small site helping the church to practically fulfill their vision with the local community and outreach.Modern Church designModern church design auditoriummodern church design Auditorium

Woking URC – Combining Traditional and Modern Design

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To provide a warm, friendly, welcoming and open space for the congregation as well as providing facilities for children and staff.The building included meeting rooms, open spaces and the auditorium.  Keeping the body of the traditional building and enhancing this with a modern feel has provided the church with the usable space required.

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Church on the Heath, Elvetham Heath, Fleet

 modern church auditoriumModern church buildingmodern church auditoriumThe challenge to meet the church’s brief requirement of accommodating a large church building on a relatively small village site designated and partially controlled by the housing developer with very fixed views.

Through extensive negotiations with both the Planning Authority and developer a large two storey church building with substantial car parking provision was completed in a modern style encompassing the developer’s art and craft style and meeting client’s requirements.

Kerith Community Church, Bracknell

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We developed a very detailed brief with the church from which emerged a 1,000 seater modern town centre church building with ancillary accommodation. Through extensive negotiations with the Planning Authority the building using low internal and external maintenance materials and little ecclesiastical symbolism.Church reception coffee areachurch media deskchurch coffee area