SECTOR:
Heritage

DESCRIPTION:
Conversion of church to form new family dwelling, Over Alderley

VALUE: £250k

STATUS: Completed

Birtles Lane

The volume of the existing church building has been utilised to provide a modern five bedroom family home. A detached new garage building has also been constructed within the grounds of the church. The proposals leave the footprint of the existing building unaltered. A new pitched roof extension replaces the existing single story extension and reintroduces an original roof form. Internally, the existing raised timber suspended floor has been removed and a new ground floor that is level with outside has been installed.

This gives level access into the building and allows room for three levels of accommodation with the church building and two levels of accommodation in the new side extension.

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The main staircase provides a sculptural focal point that hangs in the main volume of the church building. The staircase is clad in a stained timber in reference to the original church pews and organ. Externally, stained black timber cladding has been chosen as a material to differentiate between the old and the new parts of the building. It also references the mock tudor black and white timber panelling on surrounding properties and the agricultural barns within the wider countryside.