Portfolio of A-Squared Architects, Norwich, Norfolk

Renovation of church, Reepham, Norfolk

TYPE: Renovation of a grade II* medieval church for community use

Address: St Michaels Church, Reepham, Norfolk

Award winner Renovation of church, Reepham, Norfolk

Photographs by John Tym.

How do you adapt a medieval grade II* church for modern day, flexible community use? This project explores this question. A series of simply detailed modern interventions provide a community hall, an area for contemplation and worship within the chancel, office space and washroom and kitchen facilities. Two frameless glazed screens enclose the chancel arch and the first floor gallery. New ground source underfloor heating and a new lighting scheme improve the comfort and quality of spaces. The church becomes more accessible and views through the church from the bell tower to the stained glass chancel window are revealed.