Sector: Public & Community

Our Lady of The Angels Catholic Church, Saltash

Project Description

£1.5m Replacement Roman Catholic church built to modern standards

130 seat worship space, with attached sacristy, community hall, kitchen, meeting rooms and parish office

The interior worship space is a single light and spacious volume, with white plastered walls, lit indirectly from the narthex and by top lighting over the sanctuary

Wall mounted crucifix was brought from the old church. Congregation seating arranged in a shallow curve, facing towards the central sanctuary

Altar, ambo, font, and tabernacle pedestal are of textured Cornish granite

A new church for the town, with worship space, hall, kitchen, meeting rooms and parish office

Project Involvement

Complete load assessments to establish building load

Existing site infrastructure review to identify site diversions and isolations

Design of new site infrastructure to serve the new church

Develop energy strategies to meet planning requirements

Detailed design of building mechanical and electrical engineering services including full production of detailed design information.

Thermal modelling of densely occupied facility to inform ventilation design to limit summertime overheating.

Daylight model to demonstrate the provision of high quality daylight to the worship space and hall

Project Benefits

Worked collaboratively as a part of an integrated design team, providing our low carbon and building environmental expertise to deliver a sustainable building demonstrating environmentally friendly options for both the design and on-going operation

Specialist Interior lighting design to suit the ecclesiastical nature of the building with lighting scenes to suit flexible use

Worked closely with the interior designer in the final co-ordination for fully integrated appearance

Co-ordination of power, data and infrastructure to specialist audio visual distribution systems

Undertake quality walks with specialist sub-contractors to identify emerging quality issues and enable preventative measures to be implemented