The community building project proposed converting a charming but rarely used village church into a modern village hall. This required provision of welcoming and flexible assembly/venue space with adjacent kitchen and toilet facility.
Creation of new facilities required provision of water, gas, telecommunication cables and a proper sewage system; underfloor heating laid in new Sublime Insulated Limecrete Floor with limestone tiles to finish; a meeting and storage area in the existing Bell Tower, also used as a Vestry; a kitchen enclosure to provide a separate space for preparation of refreshments; thermal insulation and sub-sequential decorations of the ceiling in the Nave and Aisles as well as a new architectural lights and audio visual system enabling villagers to use the church for many different activities and events.
In 2016 we were awarded a plaque by the Oxford Preservation Trust Awards in the category of Small Projects.
The project was featured in ‘Churches for Communities: Adapting Oxfordshire’s Churches for Wider Use’ 01/02/2014 by Becky Payne & ’Church building & heritage review’ magazine 09/10 2013, 11/12 2013 issues