Church of the Resurrection Community Centre
– Farlington, Hampshire
Axis were commissioned by Farlington Parish to design a link extension at the Church of the Resurrection. The design architect was Chris Cook as part of his role as Parish Architect.
Originally the Church and the Church Hall were separate detached buildings adjacent to one another, but with the Hall 1400mm higher than the Church up a slope. Access between the Church and Hall was difficult, involving external stairs and the toilet facilities were very basic.
The new extension links the original church and hall, providing disabled access facilities, reception lobby, second function room, church office and toilet facilities, together with a refurbished hall, kitchen and gardens.
A Community grant from Veolia helped to pay for the disabled access facilities.
A state of the art platform lift allows easy transfer for prams, wheelchair users and ambulant disabled between the church and the hall. A new access ramp and stepped approach has also been provided to the main south entrance to the church, the ramp leading directly from two new dedicated disabled car parking spaces.
Chris Cook said “It was a great privilege to work on this project which was carried forward on a tide of enthusiasm from both the client and the contractor’s teams and produced a community facility fit for the 21st. Century”.
The new facilities are a great asset to the church and the community and the community facilities receive a lot of booking.
Client: Rev’s Steve Summers, Church of the Resurrection, Farlington
Contractor: Vear Construction Ltd
Structural Engineer: Niche Strucutre ltd.
Contract Value: £297,000
Contract Period: 5 months. Completed in April 2009