Situated in a conservation area near to King’s Cross St Pancras Station, Heyne Tillett Steel worked closely with McDowell + Benedetti to convert an existing dilapidated building into a new church and office. The existing structure has been extended to the rear, with an additional floor added at roof level and the existing basement deepened and extended beneath the whole site.
The contemporary designs feature bespoke joinery, creating an adaptable, welcoming ecclesiastical space. Members of the local community and the Church are able to enjoy the new 100 seat auditorium, reading room, Sunday school, offices and auxiliary spaces.
Internally the existing floors and loadbearing walls were removed, and a new steel frame including a lift was installed behind a façade retention scheme. The front and rear facades were then removed at ground level to open up access from the street and into the auditorium at the rear, whilst reinforced concrete underpins were used to create the enlarged basement.
Client: 11th Church of Christ, Scientist, LondonArchitect: McDowell + Benedetti