Commercial & Change of Use Projects

written by: 50degrees on 21.08.17

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Last week we went to visit a scheme we completed two years ago, a 450 seat new church in Walton on Thames. The building, previously a car dealership, also features a large function space with kitchen and toilets; offices and pastors lounge; sound booth and rehearsal space; and of course the main auditorium with full audio visual capability. The building has a large IT infrastructure and intricate lighting design that we developed with Powercor of Weybridge. It was great to revisit the scheme and see it in use. While we specialise in residential architecture we have experience in both mixed use and refurbishment/change of use projects too. We are often contacted by developers or businesses looking to find another use for an existing building, with recent planning law changes and new build site at a premium working with an architect to develop a unique design for an existing building is a great way to achieving new commercial space. Within our practice we have lots of experience in this sector.