We were appointed to create a new build 400 seat church, which would build on regeneration efforts in the neighbourhood and capture the culture and history of the area. As the name suggests, the original building was constructed at the turn of the 19th century using corrugated iron cladding. The considerably challenging site had to provide a complex suite of accommodation including a large hall, baptism pool with ancillary changing areas, and assembly rooms.
The fan–shaped auditorium is accessed from the foyer that both wraps the hall and provides access to the Sunday school room and areas behind. The main auditorium is flooded with natural daylight through curved north lights and slender two–storey stained glass windows. The north light roof reflects the workshops and large storage sheds prominent on the skyline of the shipyard and aircraft factories in the east of the city.