Churches

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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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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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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Church on the Heath, Elvetham Heath, Fleet

The 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 ...
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Kerith Community Church, Bracknell

Modern Church Design 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.
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