Conversion of St George’s Church in Scunthorpe for shared worship and community use.
The main nave and chancel remain an open space as an auditorium for large gatherings, open to the South aisle at ground floor level. Both aisles have gallery floors inserted, with separate enclosed ‘pods’ for meetings and small groups. New kitchen, WC and ancillary spaces are provided under the North aisle gallery and existing vestry spaces. Extensions to the East frontage provide a new main entrance and lift /stair core giving full access into and within the church, as well as creating a bold and welcoming presence on Frodingham Road.
The re-ordering of the church includes moving the altar and providing a vestry space with open gallery over at the East end of the Chancel.
The new open gallery winding through the aisles and across the west end of the nave provides space for café, meetings as well as additional capacity over-looking the auditorium
The stepped floor in the Chancel is lowered to level access throughout, along with energy efficient underfloor heating. The fabric of the church is being repaired and upgraded with new roofs and insulation a well as refurbished windows with secondary double glazing for security and thermal efficiency. New energy lighting will be installed throughout and solar PV panels on the south aisle roof where it will be unseen from street level. Consultations with local community are taking place and funding is being sought from the Lottery and other sources.