St Mary's Garden Hall
This project grew out of the Client's need for additional flexible space that could accommodate both large social or community events, as well as smaller groups such as the Sunday School. The result is a new hall of 100m2, which is divisible into two, with a direct visual and physical connection to the churchyard.
The site is in a conservation area and by sinking the new hall into the site, the architects have achieved an internal height of 4m, whilst keeping the profile of the building low to respect the scale of buildings in the immediate vicinity. The contrast between the white ashlar and the darker rusticated dry-stone also reflects the materiality of the listed St Mary's Church.