St. Peter's Church, Peterchurch
Peterchurch is a remote village in the Golden Valley, south of Hay-on-Wye. Although it had a fine Grade I listed 12th Century church, the village lacked community facilities. The brief was to provide enhanced community facilities whilst maintaining the church as a place of worship. The new facilities comprising a ground floor with a lift and stair case have enabled the church to evolve as a community centre, nursery school and branch library during the week.
Our conservation team at ByrneLooby in London, worked alongside Communion Design to transform the Grade I listed building into a revitalised religious building with the facilities to function as a community hall. The church was transformed from ‘too long, too dark and too cold’ to an invigorated state using the installation of deliberately unobtrusive additions and with selective choices of materials. Timber was chosen as the material as it was most compatible with the historic interior and provided stability for a new lift. ByrneLooby London had previously advised on the uncommon GRP spire, a local landmark, which replaced the original spire back in the 1970’s.