Emmanuel Church, West Hampstead

The usability of Emmanuel Church in West Hampstead had been compromised by an uneven and broken floor caused by London clay heave below it, and by an inappropriately designed and insufficient sized community use room inserted to the rear of one of its aisles.  DIA are the Inspecting Architects for the Church, and have provided Quinquennial reports and smaller repair projects for the building since 2007.  For these works we applied for DAC Faculty approval, installed a new structural floor, and designed four new meeting rooms for use by the parish and wider community within the existing aisles, in the underused space where the previous meeting room had been located.  These interventions, together with improved level access, new kitchen and W.C. facilities and new under floor heating, aim to improve the usability of the building for the congregation and local community in the future, whilst also addressing the issues causing the undulations to the timber floor.

Client
PCC of Emmanuel Church