The St. Paul’s Centre, Hammersmith

The St. Paul’s Centre at St. Paul’s Church Hammersmith, London Building, Design

The St. Paul’s Centre at St. Paul’s Church, Hammersmith

Hammersmith Religious Building – design by Richard Griffiths Architects

30 Jun 2012

The St. Paul’s Centre Hammersmith

Design: Richard Griffiths Architects

RIBA Awards 2012 Citation:

The St. Paul’s Centre at St. Paul’s Church, Hammersmith, London W6

The new work carried out at the Grade II* listed St Paul’s Hammersmith has been premised on a profound understanding of historical precedents developed within a contemporary sensibility, resulting in a confident articulation of the new and a sympathetic reworking of the existing fabric.

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photos : Will Pryce

Its spiritual life revived by the arrival of a congregation from the evangelical Holy Trinity Brompton, it fell to Richard Griffiths Architects to revive and expand the fabric of the church. Having done the repairs, the architects then proposed a new church to the west of the existing one.

Externally the building references its listed neighbour but it is not deferential. Internally an in-situ concrete frame is exposed throughout, a flush glazed slot in the atrium provides light to the basement.

The St. Paul’s Centre at St. Paul’s Church, Hammersmith – RIBA Awards winner, 2012

The St. Paul’s Centre at St. Paul’s Church, Hammersmith – Building Information

Location: Queen Caroline Street, London W6
Architect: Richard Griffiths Architects
Client: St Paul’s Church, Hammersmith
Contractor: Bryen & Langley
Structural Engineer: Price and Myers
Services Engineer: Max Fordham
Gross Internal Area: 1,168 sqm
Contract Value: Confidential
Occupation Date: Oct 2011

Jury Chair: Denise Bennetts, Bennetts Associates
Regional Representative: Joe Morris, Duggan Morris Architects
Lay Assessor: Richard Simmons, University of Greenwich and formally CABE

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