- PCC of St Peters Church, Sheringham
We provided structural engineering design services for the new build church hall extension to the original gothic St Peter’s church that dates back over 100 years and occupies a position in the heart of Sheringham’s Conservation Area.
The project, that was completed in 2005, involved the creation of a 50 seat hall together with all ancillary facilities. The new building has been provided in the form of a wing running parallel to the church, connected by a small glazed link. This has allowed the two elements to co-exist comfortably while each retains their own visual independence.
In constructing the extension, materials were carefully specified and sourced to produce an authentic and compatible end result. This attention to detail has been carried through to the building design, allowing the extension to significantly enhance the setting of the church and the appearance and character of the surrounding conservation area.
The building was constructed using a glue laminated timber portal frame off mini-pile and ground beam foundations with a suspended precast floor ground slab. The foundations were carefully detailed to ensure that an existing tree close to the new building could be retained.