Badminton Road Methodist Church
- Refurbishment of the Church and the Creation of a new Prayer Chapel
- 34 Weeks
- Downend, Bristol
To transform the interior of the tired 1950s building, to provide an open and welcoming, vibrant community hub, with better, up-to-date facilities. The construction of a permanent worship area within the building as well as the creation of play areas and a more regular café and meeting space.
Scope of Work
The internal alterations and refurbishment work to the main sacred space was carried out in two phases. Works included resealing the existing parquet flooring, new vaulted ceilings to the hospitality area, decorations and the installation of a full height folding door screen to divide the areas. The construction of new 29m2 Prayer Chapel extension away from the sacred space to provide a light and vibrant space for meetings and worship. New external windows and doors were installed and the existing building was also clad in an Alumasc insulated coloured render system. New skylights and Velux windows were installed along with new fascias and rainwater goods.
How We Helped
Although the project was carried out to a tight timescale, the church remained operational throughout the refurbishment works with detailed coordination maintaining access for church users as well as minimising potential disruption. The building is situated in a residential area so great care was taken to avoid disturbing the local residents wherever possible, including effective management of site traffic and deliveries throughout the project.
The building has a modern, brighter, welcoming feel, with renovated common areas and a lovely entrance area and café as well as a new car park & new external footpaths providing safe access to the building. The Church are now able to build on their current activities for young families, the elderly and isolated and others who need a place to meet. The project was completed on time & within budget which also included the Client's variation requirements throughout the contract.