Location / Westhill, Aberdeen
Client / Westhill Episcopal Church
Status / Completion 2014
Sector / Community
This project involves the construction of a church, cafe, multipurpose hall and car parking on a green field site in the Westhill area of Aberdeenshire. The building is designed around a feature sanctuary with glulam structure expressed internally
A single storey foyer terminates with a public cafe and external patio offering views across the low land and adjacent SUDS pond.
Small room accommodation comprising meeting rooms, offices and a crèche are grouped in a two storey linear building positioned parallel to the sanctuary
External materials comprising silicone render, zinc, hybrid curtain walling and facing brick offer a high quality, low maintenance finish.
High levels of insulation minimise heat loss through the building envelope. Large windows and roof lights flood the building with natural light. The use of natural ventilation has been maximised and a biomass boiler system offers an environmentally sound heating solution.