This project included the refurbishment and alterations of Trinity Methodist Church, a 140-year-old church, to provide disabled access and toilet facilities. The project included partial demolition and decoration over two phases.
Built-in 1913 the church boasted a Sunday School and church hall which have since been demolished. Trinity church is formed of three churches within Great Harwood; Central Methodist, Orchard Street and Great Harwood United Reformed.
Trinity church is a central spiritual hub for the community hosting plays, Sunday School to children of all ages, a local dance troop and the Co-operative Group who currently use their meeting spaces.
The church was working toward making the current facilities more inclusive to allow them to host fundraising events and parties alongside those who already utilise the church. Seddon worked with Trinity Church to design and deliver their vision.
- Partial demolition of the existing toilets, stairs, community rooms and worship spaces.
- The installation of DDA (Disability Discrimination Act) provisions including a lift, new toilets and widening spaces to allow wheelchair access.
- The reconfiguration and of new stairs, meeting rooms, Sunday School and playgroup spaces and worship rooms.
- Alterations to the roof structure including new roof lights.
- Painting, joinery and brickwork delivered by Seddon’s in-house teams.
- Mechanical works comprised of the installation of new gas-fired high-efficiency boilers, LST radiators, point of use hot water heaters and local extract ventilation.
- Electrical services included power, installation of internal and external lighting, data, fire alarms and CCTV. All M&E services were delivered by our directly employed trades and apprentices.
Trinity Church requested that the church space remained open and operational whilst the works were completed to host pre-arranged events during the twenty-two-week contract.
Our team agreed to co-ordinate works around these events and design them into the programme to ensure the space needed is clean, operational and safe for use.