Reordering of Nave and Narthex – Client: PCC of St. Thomas’ Church
This much loved and much used Church is home to a vibrant Evangelical congregation who worship in the Victorian Grade II Listed Building designed by George Webster.
Attached to the church is a modern extension used daily for communal functions associated with the parish.
The brief was to re-order the interior of the church to create a large flexible space to be used for worship, concerts, meetings and conferences. Key to the project was the removal of the fixed pews standing on raised platforms and re-designing the screen separating the nave from the narthex.
The fixed pews were replaced by moveable chairs and the screen by a sliding folding acoustic wall. These simple changes have given the parishioners much greater flexibility in their use of the building.
The mechanical and electrical installations in the church have been totally re-modeled to incorporate low pressure hot water underfloor heating and modern lighting and audio systems.
The church interior has been re-decorated and the floor carpeted.
Well considered planning by the church, contractor and consultants enabled the communal facilities to remain in use during the construction period.