SUSD formed a joint venture with the Thames North Trust to develop the 1870’s building, St Paul’s United Reformed Church, situated off Westbourne Grove and required a complete redesign to make the property fit for purpose. Particular attention was focused on retaining the buildings existing features at street level and the planning application consisted of […]
Public / Community
SUSD has worked with the site’s owner since 2007 to provide both planning consultancy and proposals for the conversion of the Grade 2 listed church. The design includes a community space and church hall on the ground floor with residential accommodation on the first floor and to the rear, all contained within the existing envelope.
At Public Square level the church is accessible to the public with a bustling Café, reception and library space. This connects to the lower ground floor where the worship space and main hall (+ associated spaces) face Maylands Avenue for maximum visability. A pre-school is also located at lower ground floor but at the more […]
Finchley Presbyterian Church was inaugurated in 1893 and took the name of St Margaret’s in 1932. Today, the number of members, like most churches, has been declining over the past 10 years with membership of 25 and a worshipping congregation of around 18 – 25. On consideration of the options available, the Church Members have […]
Built in 1898 the Church is a late Victorian building and has a strong presence on the street corner. The entrance is currently off the side of the building, not very visible and without level access SUSD aims to make the main entrance more visible, inviting and welcoming to the street and community by removing […]