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St Marylebone Parish Church, Changing Lives project starts on site

St Marylebone Parish Church, Changing Lives project starts on site

We are delighted that St Marylebone Parish Church Changing Lives project in London has now started on site.

The project aims to deliver one of the city’s most community-engaged heritage projects: a project which will change the lives of its participants. The Changing Lives campaign will make much-needed urgent improvements to the Grade I–listed building, including the parish church’s Crypt, which is in critical need of redevelopment and modernisation to house new visitor and community spaces and safer and fully-accessible entrance routes for all.

Designed by Caroe Architecture, the project will remove the parish church from Historic England’s Buildings at Risk Register. Externally, conservation and restoration work will reinstate lost architectural features of the Georgian parish church and provide longevity to the roof structure through extensive carpentry works and recovering with new Welsh slate over improved lead detailing.

Inside the parish church, works will include the creation of a new staircase and lift to improve access to the Crypt, new internal walls, doors, flooring and upgraded mechanical and electrical installations. The Crypt and ground floor levels of the ancillary portions of the parish church will also be refurbished. Monuments will be removed and restored before being set back in place.

Sir Robert McAlpine Special Projects are the main contractor and the building will remain open throughout, allowing public worship, the St Marylebone HCC (psychotherapy and counselling) and the Marylebone Health Centre (NHS GP Surgery) to continue. The project team will put measures in place to minimise disruption to worshippers, visitors and people working inside the parish church.

Synergy Construction and Property Consultants LLP are providing Quantity Surveyor services on this inspiring project.

Photos courtesy of St Marylebone Parish Church (Bob Atkins)

Posted on 23/2/2021

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