Triangle Methodist - Bolton
Triangle Community Methodist church was built on the site of the former Delph Hill Methodist Church and unites Astley Bridge, Halliwell and Chorley Old Road Methodist Churches under one roof.
To design a Church and Community Building comprising a 200 seat Worship space with meeting rooms, coffee lounge, youth rooms and crèche on the site of the existing building.
Challenges + Opportunities
After submitting a Statement of Significance to the Local Authority Planning Officer the conclusion was reached that the existing church could be demolished and replaced with a building similar in scale, and built of natural stone and slate but be modern in appearance.
The church has been designed to maximise its south facing aspect; the entrance lobby opens onto the Worship space, Community Hall and Coffee Lounge. The Coffee Lounge opens onto a south facing terrace and garden, which acts as a focal point for the regular activities going on in the building and a meeting space for the local community.
The Community Hall is naturally lit and can be combined with the Worship Space by opening a glazed acoustic partition to provide further seating space for larger events. Similarly, the two Meeting Rooms can be combined into one larger space.
The building is naturally ventilated by two Monodraught Windcatchers, which are linked to CO2 and temperature control sensors.
Byrom Clark Roberts provided Architectural and CDM Co-ordination services.
- Project Type : Church and Community Centre New-Build
- Project Value : £1,056,000
- Project Status : Completed
- BCR services : RIBA Stages 1-7
- Start / End : October 2013 - January 2015
- Contractor : H H Smith & Sons
- Last Updated : 25th July 2017