THE CHURCH OF ST. MICHAEL AND ALL ANGELS, WOOLWICH
Biscoe + Stanton Architects have won planning and listed building consent to convert a Grade II listed church into 3 luxury residential units.
The proposal was to divide the internal space into three separate volumes whilst retaining the internal height and scale, as well as all the finishes and structure, of the existing building. The nave of the Church is split into two volumes, with the transept forming the third volume, creating 3 seperate units whilst still allowing the height and scale of the original building to be appreciated.
The other proposed significant insertion is a mezzanine within each apartment. The edges of the mezzanines will be pulled well away from the existing external walls so they do not interrupt the perception of the overall internal space or obstruct the daylight from the high-level windows into the main volume at ground floor level. Establishing a simple and sympathetic approach to both the treatment of the historic fabric and to the spatial organisation of the proposal.
Planning and listed building consent was granted in November 2018.