Our Projects: Merton Hall Redevelopment

Merton Hall is an Arts and Crafts building in South London, cherished by the local population.

London Borough of Merton needed to find alternative accommodation for the local branch of Elim Pentecostal Church and chose Merton Hall as an ideal location. The works comprised of the demolition of an existing auditorium and the reconstruction of a new extension. Followed by the adaptation and refurbishment of the existing building to provide worship and community facilities for the Church and wider public.

The auditorium has been carefully designed to provide first class acoustic space for music and song, which are important elements of Elim’s expression of belief. Other facilities include nursery and food bank spaces, a café, meeting rooms and administration, centred on a welcoming lobby and foyer. The lobby is fronted by a double-height glazed screen which sits well alongside the façade of the existing building.

Designed by DHP and carried out by building contractor Lengard, the project successfully overcame very difficult site issues, such as maintaining third party rights of way across a very tight site. Despite objections to the redevelopment in the early stages, the local community now recognise the re-invigoration of Merton Hall.

Synergy provided Cost Consultancy services on the scheme, completed to a very high standard and within the original budget of £3.3 million.

Photos courtesy of Lengard and Peter Hoskins Photography.

  • Client: London Borough of Merton
  • Sector: Places of Worship
  • Services: Cost Consultancy
  • Contract: £3.3 million

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