St Luke’s Church

Client The Parish of the Ascension
Type Refurbishment
Use Church
Date 1990

In addition to remaining a place of worship, St Luke’s Church has become a valued community space following our project to convert it for shared use with the congregation of the neighbouring Victoria Road United Reformed Church. Our work involved first clearing away derelict buildings before introducing a new first floor and northern extension, and a new west front with staircase and lift tower to the main church building. We aimed to reinforce the church as an important local building with a clear statement of renewal in the form of the west front. At the same time, the original entrance, the integrity of the tower and the south and east facades have been left relatively untouched, with only a widened door to the south which provides an alternative route directly into the worship space.