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 expert team at ByrneLooby in London, worked alongside Communion Design to transform the Grade I listed building, that was too long, too dark and too cold, into a revitalised religious building with the facilities. The new function required the development of a community hall using the installation of deliberately unobtrusive additions and 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 advised on replacing a previous stone spire, an unusual aspect of St. Peters Church, the original GRP Spire, which is a local landmark, dates back to the 1970's.