Westward Ho! Baptist Church
Project: WESTWARD HO! BAPTIST CHURCH It was the client’s aspiration to build a new Baptist Church. Due to growing congregation numbers and a need for a more flexible worship area and ancillary accommodation their existing Church was now too small and restrictive. We were commissioned in 2002 to obtain outline planning consent which was successful and then in 2004 we carried out detailed design of the new church and obtained full planning consent. The site was very restrictive and had an irregular shape confined on two sides by the town’s car park and a hall building and residential back gardens on the other two. The new building was designed to accommodate the requirements of the Church and additional teaching space, a multi purpose hall and other facilities to create a community centre. The project has not yet been built out as the Church are still very busy fund raising.