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Forfar East & Old Parish Church
       
     
Forfar East & Old Parish Church

Location / Forfar, Angus
Client / Forfar East & Old Parish Church
Status / Completion 2017
Sector / Ecclesiastical

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The brief required a building to accommodate a range of community and visitor facilities within the existing envelope of Forfar East and Old Parish Church including: new entrance foyer, reception and exhibition space; new Vestry; reduced and re-orientated Sanctuary space to seat 600-800 people; removal of existing organ and replacement with new electronic organ; removal of fixed pews and replacement with flexible seating; Chancel area; space for a music group; space for an organ console and audio-visual equipment and social space for community/congregational use.

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The design proposals focused on providing a flexible sanctuary, capable of offering a wide variety of worship, with a reception area, information point, social space and meeting rooms located around the space, accessible to all.

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The design maximised natural light throughout and minimised major structural alterations as far as possible. The building incorporates a variety of environmentally sustainable strategies for heat and power.

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