Client: Heaton Baptist Church Project Value: £1,168,152.69 Contract Duration June 2008 – February 2009
This project required the demolition of the existing two storey community centre which was attached to the Edwardian Baptist Church and had outgrown its use. The second phase was the construction of a new three storey steel framed building providing office space, toilets, and much needed community group space over two floors. The biggest challenge we faced was working on a very tight urban site with busy public roads to the full perimeter of the new extension and existing church. Control of all construction activities was crucial along with sensitive liaison with neighbours. Storage of materials and restrictions of vehicle movements made the project particularly challenging. We constructed a new entrance door complete with glazed canopy and installed curtain walling and windows which were part of the new design along with a traditional slate roof in keeping with the original church. A new lift was installed to provide greater inclusive accessibility along with pre-cast ¼ landing stairs and insitu concrete floors. We carried out all the total internal fit-out and redecoration to the existing church building as well as the new including polished timber floors, floor finishes to the service areas, suspended ceilings and all the mechanical and electrical installations..