Barnabas Building, Redland Parish Halls, Bristol


Bristol Diocesan Advisory Committee Award 2019.

Short-listed for the RICS Community Benefit Award 2017.

With the need for additional and more flexible space, the original 1994 Parish Halls had to be demolished. The new building has three linked halls which can be combined by retracting partitions to create a worship/function space with seating for approx 280 people.  It has a full catering kitchen and separate lounge area.

Large windows allow the light to flood into the interior which intimately connects the internal spaces with the surrounding green area.  Extensive use of glulam timber and a front triangular glass dome canopy give this energy efficient and sustainable building a contemporary feel.