Bishop Hannington Memorial Church

Client: Bishop Hannington Memorial Church
Architect: Lee Evans Partnership
QS: Robinson Low Francis
Engineer: Dixon Hurst Kemp
M & E: PJR Services
Value: £480,000
Programme: 22 Weeks

The works comprised the internal alteration of existing church office and meeting areas, and an extension to the main entrance and Church Centre. The project provided a much needed upgrade to the Church Centre, together with improved access, including ramps for disabled visitors, movable internal walls in the Church Centre and refurbished WC facilities. New commercial kitchen facilities were also installed, allowing the Church greater flexibility in

the provision of food. The new extensions included the installation of underfloor heating and energy efficient lighting and power. Audio-visual facilities were also provided in the Church Centre. The works were undertaken with the main worship areas of the Church kept open and in use throughout the construction process. Church activities continued to be scheduled in the worship areas through the course of the week, including during working hours. This required close day to day liaison on site with church staff in order to minimise disruption to our client whilst maintaining programme and ensuring that the project was completed by early December to allow full Christmas festivities to take place throughout the building.

“Having taken over the project, following the previous contractors going into receivership, Glen and John along with the rest of the team at A&F Pilbeam and not without the sub-contractors, many of whom were involved with the original contract, have completed the project to a high standard to fore fill the client’s expectations.”

Robert Hughes: RDjW Architects Ltd