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£1 million refurbishment of St. Barnabas Church in Dartmouth to convert it to a commercial training restaurant for socially disadvantaged people. Winner of the Michelmore /Western Morning News award for best regeneration of a heritage building in the South West.
This was a highly challenging project on a listed building that required a thoughtful and empathetic approach. The conversion of an important listed building to a commercially viable business premises, meant that the existing architecture needed to be respected and referred to whilst creating an efficient working environment that could be easily managed by inexperienced staff because of the nature of the occupying business. Uniquely, the site also has a small number of residential units in the rear of the property and the architectural brief required a very clear link to be created between both elements.
“I doubt that this would have been achieved were it not for the strong team ethos and excellent client liaison which you, in particular, brought to the project. I am completely happy to recommend you as a proficient designer who communicates well with her clients providing innovative ideas and strong supervisory skills.”
Director of Development
Architect: Heighway Field Associates
Interior Design: Designs Unlimited
M & E: Vortech
QS and CDM: Davis Langdon
Structural Engineers: Paul Carpenter Associates