Whilst the transformation of the building has of course been designed to reflect the needs of modern living, Freelands have respected the earlier designs by retaining many of the historic features of the property, incorporating these into the new scheme wherever possible.
The exterior of the property has been gently cleaned and restored to bring out the beautiful qualities of the local sandstone. The entire roof covering of the building has been removed and replaced, using original tiles where possible, but with latest in high performance insulation having been included to increase energy performance.
Whilst hidden from street view, conservation roof lights have been cleverly added to provide additional natural light to dwellings and flood the communal knave with sunshine. Perhaps the most noticeable part of the works, is the full restoration of the spire, clad in beautiful cedar shingles and visible from miles around.
Internally, the stunning stained glass and leaded windows have been fully restored and upgraded for energy performance and security through the installation of heritage friendly secondary glazed panels. The central Nave, retained as an open communal space house the original restored font and pulpit, bathed in sunlight entering the six new roof lights sited above the restored ceiling rafters.