Location / Newton Mearns, Glasgow
Client / Mearns Kirk Parish Church
Status / In Progress
Sector / Community
McLean Architects are delighted to be working with the Kirk Session of Mearns Kirk Parish to redevelop and refurbish their existing 1970’s church hall facility. It is situated in a large glebe in Newton Mearns. The church halls support a wide range of church community activities held daily.
Our brief is to renovate the existing building and hall accommodation to provide a more vibrant facility for the community and the congregation along with the design of a new entrance vestibule.
A new feature window on the east elevation is designed to increase natural daylight into the main hall and community café space. The new entrance extension roof will be clad in copper to reflect the existing church cupola and the front facade will be fully glazed to be inviting and open to the community. The new entrance will incorporate external feature signage and lighting.
Our design consists of the erection of a new welcoming glazed entrance vestibule which is accessible to all. This entrance will include a new feature curved partition creating a cloakroom for visitors.
The main hall will be adapted and modernised to create a more flexible and versatile space with a new moveable panel partition incorporating glazing above. The new café servery in the existing hall will be a place to meet, gather and involve the wider community.
The front section of the stage will be removed to maximise the floor space with the original stage area developed into a new meeting room with glazed panels which look over into the rear hall.
Construction works are due to commence in May 2019, watch this space.