We were delighted to attend the Bristol Diocesan Advisory Committee awards evening with our clients, at which the our Barnabas Building was recognised as a project completed to an exceptional standard of workmanship and one that has been key to that parish’s growth and mission. The project was also Short-listed for the RICS Community Benefit Award 2017.
The brief sought to retain the existing 1994 building whilst demolishing the earlier halls which had reached the end of their useful life. The completed new building has three linked halls which can be combined by retracting partitions to create a worship/function space with seating for approximately 280 people. A full catering kitchen, separate lounge area and multiple store areas are also provided.
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.
More project details here.