St David’s Centre, Hope Church
Transformation of a popular Islington church to expand community outreach
Matthew Lloyd Architects St Davids Holloway Interior Nave West
 
The central challenge we faced in this project was to retain the beautiful worship space while increasing mixing in social and educational activity in this locally listed church building.
Matthew Lloyd Architects St Davids Holloway Entrance Gate Cross
Matthew Lloyd Architects St Davids Holloway Interior Main Hallway
 
A new stone porch leads onto a double height entrance hall which acts as a transitional space between the busy outside world and the spiritual atmosphere of the worship hall. The newly created first floor accommodates community offices and meeting rooms, with a bridge over the hallway linking the two wings with views to the street, as well as down into the worship space below.

To accommodate a 6th Form College for the local Church of England secondary school, a new basement was excavated beneath the original nave. This flexible space is used in the evenings by the local youth club, and includes computer and music rooms and a kitchen.

Completed 2013
Matthew Lloyd Architects St Davids Holloway Interior Balcony Entrance
Matthew Lloyd Architects St Davids Holloway Interior Hallway Detail Cross
Matthew Lloyd Architects St Davids Holloway Main Entrance