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 welcoming entrance, additional ancillary accommodation and fulfil the current Equalities Act requirements.

After much negotiation we developed a simple, well detailed glazed oak and stainless steel framed building allowing the existing building to be seen through the new extension.

From this project we were then instructed to update the front entrance and some of the internal aspects of the sanctuary providing a light welcoming space, removal of the pews provided seating maximising the space for the congregation, updated lighting

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