We are delighted to showcase some images of our St John’s Church project in Altrincham. St John’s Church, dating from 1865 by Medland Taylor, is a Grade II listed landmark in Altrincham, with an iconic steeple integral to the local landscape. The Church has fallen into disuse over the past few years and is in danger of dereliction. The adjacent school was converted into housing some years ago.
Working with Incognito on interior design and with a local developer specialising in the restoration of historic buildings, we are looking to sympathetically convert the interior of the church into a cutting-edge workspace, while preserving this iconic landmark.
Neil Collins, Director at NC Architecture says: “Once the church sanctioned that the redundant building could be brought back into use, there was a need to ensure that commerciality and viability were at the forefront of design. To seek a change of use such as this, to the Grade II listed building, is an art and the desire to create a non-invasive floating floor, to maximise footplate, was the task. Stripping back unsightly 20th-century additions and alterations enabled us to lay bare the church in all its original glory – the mezzanine floor affords the best use of the volume and natural light. A fantastic opportunity for any business awaits.”
The plan involves restoring many of the original features and creating a beautiful workspace, a perfect blending of the old and new.
James Dickinson from the developer’s agents, Canning O'Neill says: “The proposed development of St John’s is a welcome addition to Altrincham’s continued rejuvenation and renaissance. Altrincham provides first-class schooling, housing and local amenities and office space like this will be well received by the Altrincham business community and also from occupiers located outside of the Town Centre at present. St John’s will ultimately provide a unique mix of character space, with a highly contemporary twist and the self-contained nature of the building will be very appealing to the current office market and the trend of wanting your own front door.
“In addition, the excellent level of on-site car parking, along with extensive local transport options and access to the region’s motorway network, mean there are very few opportunities like this in the north west.”
If you have a similar project in mind and are currently looking for architects in Cheshire to help you realise your dreams, get in touch with the team here at NC Architecture today.