The Christian Community of London, Temple Lodge, London

Type: New Build
Value: £1.4m
Duration: 57 weeks

Creation of unique and inspirational community environment featuring bespoke joinery and ironmongery.

We carried out the part demolition and extension of a place of worship and community hub; including wide-ranging works to its chapel, bed & breakfast club, and restaurant.

Works commenced with the demolition of the chapel and retail unit, followed by the construction of a new chapel facility. The bed & breakfast club (residential accommodation for visitors) underwent refurbishment and extension works to create a new ensuite penthouse bedroom.

The restaurant had its superstructure and flooring upgraded, and underwent construction works to create a new ground floor lobby area, as well as a two-storey extension to house storage and wash-up facilities. An adjoining building was reconfigured to provide office and vestry space, as well as disabled WC facilities and further residential accommodation.

Finally, numerous external works were carried out to both the existing courtyard and frontage of the new chapel. Extensive M&E reconfiguration, adaptation and installation works were carried out to all areas, including new lighting systems to suit the different room uses, CCTV, new gas, water and electrical supplies, and new ventilation systems.

Working in a live environment, and with very little site accommodation or storage due to the proximity of the space to a busy road, our team liaised closely with the client to ensure all works were carried out with minimal disruption to the community.

With many bespoke items of joinery, windows, and ironmongery, a unique and inspirational environment has been created thanks to a remarkable project that we are proud to have been a part of.