St George & All Saints'
Following a design competition we were appointed by the PCC of St George & All Saints’ to design a new church, community hall and vicarage on the site of their existing 1970’s buildings in Tufnell Park.
The proposal is for a mixed-use development that comprises sustainable, flexible, accessible, beautiful and generous new spaces for use by the church and local community, together with much needed new housing. The new buildings will be arranged around leafy, green landscaped community gardens and entered from a new accessible, tree-lined public space.
Proposed church & community accommodation comprises a new 200(+) seat church, a large multi-purpose community hall, a number of community meeting rooms and ancillary accommodation, together with a flat for a church community worker and a new vicarage. Proposed residential accommodation comprises 25 new dwellings of a mixture of size and tenure. The development will be entirely self-financing, with the cost of the development met by sales of a proportion of new residential accommodation.
A key move in the proposal has been the introduction of a new tree lined public square which acts as a threshold to the church, community and residential entrances. A new gold sheet metal clad sculptural spire and bell tower clearly identify the church from afar. The scheme has evolved following wide ranging consultation with local authority and local residents, together with church and community users, and meets current rigourous housing design and sustainability standards.