A very tight site and an expanding congregation pose a tricky problem for this church based in south-west London.
EMJ Architects proposed to remove the existing roof, which is dated and dilapidated, and construct an additional floor and new roof on top of the existing building. The proposal provides the
church with a new, larger, worship space at first floor level, as well substantial improvements to environmental performance due to improved insulation and daylighting provided by the new roof.
Other changes to the layout of the building include remodelling of the lobby to provide a welcoming and uplifting entrance to the new worship space, plus remodelling of the remainder of ground floor to provide new offices, new kitchen facilities, new classrooms and a secondary activities hall.