A contemporary addition to a Grade-I listed Anglo-Saxon church. The new structure aims to reimagine and reinvigorate the church’s community function at the heart of the local village.
Carefully positioned alongside the listed building the new spaces respect the existing fabric, standing off it to form an enclosed cloister-like space between. The building provides modern facilities within an accessible and flexible series of communal spaces for gathering, meeting and sharing, as well as a second entrance.
Curved infills, derived from gothic vaulting, brace a external frame supporting composite roof cassettes, allowing an extremely lightweight structure that can be installed, touching only minimally touches on the building and archeologically protected ground.