Bethany Memorial Independent Methodist Church, located on Gleneagles Road, Grindon, appointed the Howarth Litchfield as lead designer and to provide full architectural services as well as contract administration services on a proposed extension and internal remodelling of its existing church.
The building, which was constructed in the late ‘50s, struggles to meet the needs of the church in its current state, as it anticipates a growth in worshipper numbers. Furthermore, it is neither energy efficient, nor easily accessed by wheelchair users. Its current layout also limits the building’s use for other non-worship activities.
Howarth Litchfield will use its extensive experience of successfully delivering ecclesiastical projects of this type to meet the client’s brief creating a modern place of worship which boasts low energy credentials whilst providing flexible internal spaces to more easily host a wider range of events and activities.
Currently at pre-app planning stage, Howarth Litchfield is working with project managers and quantity surveyors, Todd Milburn, civil and structural design engineers Portland Consulting Engineers and building services design engineers, Sine Consulting, to develop a detailed cost plan for the scheme.