A North East architectural practice has secured a contract to provide services to a church extension project in Washington.

Howarth Litchfield, which is based in Durham, has been awarded the contract to provide architectural services for a single-storey extension at St George’s Anglican Church in Fatfield.

The project will aim to improve the accessibility and energy efficiency of the church, with proposed features including a new entrance and function room.

This latest project win adds to Howarth Litchfield’s growing portfolio of ecclesiastical projects, following its appointment to design an extension and remodel the internal layout of Bethany Memorial Church in Sunderland.

Neil Turner, director at Howarth Litchfield, commented: “It’s important to make the building more accessible and I believe that the combination of our design skill and enthusiasm will allow us to deliver the right solution.

“The current design reflects a modest yet modern extension that complements the lineage of the existing building. Large areas of glass will feature in the extension to create a contemporary design that will last well into the future.

“Furthermore, we hope to use sustainable technology to reduce the energy consumption of the church.”

Reverend Barr-Hamilton added: “We’re really pleased with the way the concept has developed with Howarth Litchfield. It perfectly matches the brief to create new space for church ministry in the 21st century – which is what we have needed for many years.

“As well as this, the energy efficiency plans will enable us to be much more ecologically friendly. This is an exciting time for us, and we can’t wait to provide a better environment for our church family and the many people our volunteers work so hard to serve.”

bdaily.co.uk – 14th April 2020

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