Mecserve was appointed to assist in returning St George's Church to its original use as a place of worship for the ‘House on the Rock’ Church.
The original Grade II listed building was refurbished, extended and improved. Work included the reinstatement of ornamental leaded light windows, the insertion of a new balcony into the nave to accommodate 150 more worshipers, creation of a new full immersion baptism font and the construction of a new building for community use with office, study and additional prayer facilities. The main church was also designed to be hired out as a conference centre.
One of the main challenges was to design the services to be sympathetically integrated into the existing historic building. The main church area was mechanically ventilated by a displacement ventilation system. The church was heated by a mixture of under-floor heating and radiators. The electrical systems included a small power, fire alarm, lighting, PA system and external lighting.
Client: House on the Rock
Architect: Paul Davis and Partners
Quantity Surveyor: Rider Levett Bucknall
Structural Engineer: Michael Barclay Partnership
Main Contractor: Wallis
Services provided by Mecserve: Building services engineering and sustainability benchmarking