This recently proposed renovation has been given the go ahead. The project works by exploring and retaining the buildings style and features
Built in 1904, the Wesleyan Chapel served the local community for over 100 years until its closure in 2013 due to a declining elderly congregation.
Planning Consent was applied for and granted during summer 2014 to convert the former chapel into a 2 bedroom dwelling. The proposed conversion included two bedrooms to the first floor, a feature stair case and balcony over looking a spacious double height kitchen and dining area, and an adjacent living room to the ground floor. A study to the ground floor also provides the opportunity for a home office, doubling up as an occasional bedroom for guests.
Subtle decisions were made through the design process to prevent losing important features of the Chapel, these included; retaining areas of the double height space, working around exposed roof trussed, and setting the first floor structure away from the external walls to avoid cutting across the tall arched chapel windows, which is a terrible detail.
With the exception of reopening a large triple arched window to the south transept, in order to retain the appearance and character of the Chapel there was minimal external intervention proposed.