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We are delighted to help this thriving and diverse
church with their plans to build a large extension. The congregation has been growing steadily over
the years, due in no small part to the range of community services it
offers. Of particular note is the Bestop
Kitchen, a weekly social eating event for anyone in the community to come along
to. The church minister Chris Easton is hoping to expand the range of community
facilities it provides.
The church has been considering an
extension for a number of years, and ran a project with Nottingham Trent University
architecture students to produce proposals for extending the church. This
helped the Church to develop the brief. Following this, Rayner Davies
Architects, through Business in the Community provided pro-bono services to
complete a feasibility study, which fixed the Church’s aspirations going forward
as regards spatial and operational performance of the building.
The church was originally built in 1966 and
has been an Anglican/Methodist Ecumenical church since 1982. The proposed extension is about 500 sq m in
area and will house a new space for worship.
This will then free up existing spaces for additional community use.
The church is now fundraising and hopes to
be in a position to start work later this year.
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