Wycliffe Congregational Church

Client

Trustees of Wycliffe Church

Project cost

£500,000

Location

Stockport

Project Description

Repair and restoration of Grade II listed church

We were appointed as architects to lead a programme of repairs to this Grade II church in Stockport.

The church was in very poor condition externally with significant roof and masonry problems to the South side and to the East Gables.  It was on English Heritage's 'Heritage at Risk' Register.

Internally the fabric was damaged by past roof leaks, affecting plaster wall finishes and decoration. Wet rot had also led to the major distortion of the North and South aisle gutter beams and other roof timbers. The Church became unsafe to use in 2013 with the need for emergency propping works.

Wycliffe is a Grade II listed church built in 1849 in the Gothic Revival style of the mid-19th century.

BTP were commissioned initially to undertake a Quinquennial Survey to highlight essential repairs and document conditions. This subsequently led to a successful grant application to English Heritage for urgent masonry and timber repair with slate reroofing across 2 phases of work.

We have recently helped the Church secure HLF funding for a third phase of works to repair and remodel the internal spaces to create a flexible events and community facility.

 

Key Features

  • Significant beam repairs using matching timber species and profiled timber matching profiles.
  • Replacement of 100% of the slates using Welsh Penrhyn slate.
  • English Heritage funded project through their Repair to Listed Places of Worship Scheme.

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