A grade I listed church, dating back to the 12th century and located at the heart of the rural community of the village of Thakeham. Works involved an extensive reordering project and conservation of the historic fabric, as well as the erection of an annexe which provided a new vestry with storage and a flexible
Reordering works involved opening up the west end of the church through the removal of the central part of the mezzanine floor and the reintroduction of the stone steps to the west entrance. New glazed doors with an etched design by Mel Howse were inserted into the west entrance to bring light into the church.
Three phases of award winning conservation repair of a grade I listed church, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. The project required working closely with specialist consultants and contractors in the repair and re-roofing of the Horsham stone roof. A later phase of work included the installation of an accessible WC and contemporary glass doors.
Works started in Autumn 2016 to construct a new annexe adjacent to this grade I listed building, to provide additional space and facilities for both the congregation and wider community. We assisted the client with the development of a multi-disciplinary professional team and successfully worked alongside Chichester District Council and amenity bodies such as the
An award winning conservation repair that was supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. The project required working closely with specialist consultants and contractors to complete repairs to the tower. There were a series of concerns, but the urgency was compounded by the development of a horizontal crack around the whole tower due to the corrosion
A series of projects have been completed including a scope of internal refurbishment and alteration, extensive external conservation repair and the creation of a community garden. Other recent projects include the conversion of a former organ chamber into a vicars’ office and the introduction of an array of photovoltaics on the roof in collaboration with
An English Heritage grant funded project encompassed substantial timber repairs to the spire, new details to the eaves, replacing the cedar boards with oak shakes and additional repairs and re-pointing to the stonework. Later, in 2015, a roof repair grant was received and the clay roof tiles were removed, timber repairs carried out to the nave and chancel roof structure
A new audio-visual system, including a projector and drop down screen, has been installed in the church to support modern methods of worship. Repair works are being carried out to the chancel floor and alterations to the reredos to uncover the lower section of the east window. Planning permission has recently been granted for a
An extensive scope of brick and terracotta repair was completed on the tower and south elevation, in part funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. The project won the King of Prussia Gold Medal awarded by the Ecclesiastical Architects and Surveyors Association and was commended by the Sussex Heritage Trust. Recent projects include the introduction of
A series of re-ordering and grant aided conservation repair projects have been undertaken, including a significant scope of work to the tower. The project was shortlisted for the King of Prussia Gold Medal awarded by the Ecclesiastical Architects & Surveyors Association for innovative, high quality church conservation or repair work. The final phase of an