St John's, Cudworth, Barnsley
The new Community Hall is formed as an extension to the south side of the Nave at St John's Church. The existing external stonework, therefore, becomes part of the interior within the new Hall.
In order to ensure a good quality of daylight within the existing church the roof to the Community Hall is constructed with a large glazed roof. Daylight can enter the Nave through the large existing windows in the south elevation and opening roof lights provide ventilation to the Hall.
It was important to us that the form of the proposed Community Hall responds sensitively to that of the existing Church. It is intended that the new architecture acknowledges and promotes a 'gentle hierarchy of scale and mass' whereby the Community Hall is deferential and respectful to the historic structure.
This project was delivered under Wiles & Maguire and works reached completion in 2012.