Ealing Green Methodist Church
- Sector: Community & Education
- Client: Trustees of Ealing Green and United Reform Church Thames
- Location: Ealing, London
- Construction Cost: £675,000
- Size: 800m2
- Status: Completed July 2017
In response to the riots in west London in August 2011, the Methodist and United Reform Church commissioned a professional team to realise their vision for the refurbishment, renovation and front landscaping of the 1860 Victorian built Ealing Green Church.
Our design focused on creating not only an uplifting and inspiring place of worship, but on creating spaces that would extend the church mission beyond the congregation and open up the building to the wider community. We introduced a sympathetic rear extension and carried out a sensitive renovation on a tight budget. Together, they now provide a truly functional, flexible space that allows the church to sit proudly at the heart of its community.
- The 235 sqm floor of the worship space was replaced with a concrete slab that encapsulated the toxic asbestos and unstable sleeper walls. We then overlaid this with insulation and screed to achieve a U value of 0.16w/m2K.
- We improved the fabric U values to achieve 0.27 W/m2K to the walls, .16 W/m2K to the floor and 0.17 W/m2K to the roof.
- We installed new LED lights controlled by motion sensors and a new boiler, which heats the whole building through rapid response fan coil units.
- We incorporated a 12.5mm drylining to targeted external walls.
- We recycled the large timber crucifix that had been suspended over the altar for almost a century to create a new set of steps to access the pulpit.