Projects

Trinity Centre, Hazelemere – Church reordering and extension

Allen Associates has designed and completed the extension and reordering project for Holy Trinity Church, Hazlemere. The Neo-Romanesque church building and worship space was reordered to support modern and traditional music styles, and accessible audio visual tech. We created a modern welcoming entrance area, coffee shop, lounge and offices in the extension. Planning Consent There was strong ...
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New Church, Old Building – City Church Chelmsford

City Church Chelmsford is a church plant from Danbury Mission Church. Based on our previous work for Danbury, we were asked to prepare a feasibility study for a  new church in an existing locally listed warehouse and restaurant. Following this we completed the design to submit the planning application. A new church community, a new church ...
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Listed Barn Refurb for Church & Community

Christ Church Abingdon, Listed Barn Refurbishment Allen Associates designed the restoration and opening up of two adjacent derelict rubble wall listed barns with ancient timber framed roofs. We reconfigured the smaller barn to have two mezzanine floors, it is now the home of the community coffee shop which is run on a commercial basis. The larger barn has ...
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Thames Hospice, Windsor

The Sanctuary – New Design for Hospice The Sanctuary is a new dedicated indoor and outdoor area built within the grounds of Thames Hospice in Windsor. This unique spiritual area gives visitors somewhere to reflect or to simply have some peace away from the Inpatient Unit. Entrances To provide a new entrance to the hospice for individuals as ...
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Danbury Mission – An Inspirational Church Building

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 ...
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Cheddar Valley Garden Centre

Oustanding Garden Centre Design Following the successful refurbishment of a 200 seater restaurant at Lechlade Garden Centre we were appointed to develop a new garden centre with 200 seater restaurant, play area, pet area, fish area and extensive car park and overflow car park on a derelict site in Cheddar. The challenge to ensure that our design ...
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Emmanuel Church – Modern Church Design

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 fulfil their vision with the local community and outreach. http://www.emmanuelbicester.org.uk/whatson.php
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Woking URC – Combining Traditional & Modern

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. http://www.wokingurc.org.uk/
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Thatcham United Reformed Church

The phased modernisation and conversion of a Chapel and adjacent Hall located in a conservation area. Phase 1 comprised complete refurbishment and alteration to the ancillary accommodation providing new meeting rooms, offices, kitchen and toilets with rationalised circulation. Phase 2 comprised the provision of a new glazed entrance area located between the Chapel and the Hall providing ...
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St Michaels, Warfield

Enhancing Historical Church Buildings To extend a timber framed listed building within the setting of a listed church located in the green belt. To persuade English Heritage and the Planning Authority against their general presumption that the building should only be extended in a linear form, which would not meet the clients requirements of forming a more ...
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