Updated Plans - 28 May 2019

Wider Context

Following advice from Waverley Borough Council’s Planning Department, we have improved the plan for the proposed alterations to the rear of the building and in Victoria Road.  The revised design complements the architecture of the rest of the church building, and fits in with other buildings in Victoria Road by:

  • facing the extension with bricks instead of tiles
  • facing the outside of the apse with tiles
  • adding two gables on the Victoria Road elevation to reflect gables in the main church building
  • redesigning the windows, including adding stone surrounds to them
  • re-using stone from the current stair tower within the cross design on the end wall.

The interior layout of the building is unaffected by this change.

Our vision is to bring our building up to date, making it strong for the future and environmentally friendly.  However, we are unable to achieve this vision in one go.  We are proposing three stand-alone projects to deliver the design vision.

This approach is financially safer, minimises disruption to users of the building, is easier to deliver, easier to raise funds for, and allows us to take breaks between projects.

Project 1

  • Remove pews from Sanctuary
  • Allows it to be used as a multi-functional space during…
  • Large Hall renovation
  • New foyer and café

Project 2

  • Renovate Sanctuary
  • Build new vestry and church office in existing foyer

Project 3

  • Rebuild existing halls

During Projects 1 and 2, we will worship in the Methodist Church building.  After Project 2, we will worship in this building.

A full set of architectural drawings is available for download here: DrawingsAsAt8July2019 (ZIP, 14MB)

Once listed building consent is granted, we will apply for planning permission, then commence technical design for Project 1.  Construction of phase 1 will commence in Summer 2019, subject to fundraising.

Please click on the design below to view our design proposals*

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Click below to download the presentation to the URC and Methodist Churches on 4 March 2018*

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* Please note that minor amendments to the plans have been made since March 2018 as part of the process of obtaining listed buildings consent and planning permission.  The amendments are reflected in the architectural drawings available here: DrawingsAsAt8July2019 (ZIP, 14MB)