The Workshop

If you look at the Chapel build from a Birdseye view, it’s shaped like a T. The Top of the T is actually where our workshop will be and it has certainly seen a lot of developments in the past week. The roof has  come such a long way internally and externally. You can see…

February

The back wall was taken down in January – before it fell down and we are now ready to rebuild. For the first time we have building materials on site, rather than the constant removal of rubbish to date. With scaffolding up for the roofers, this is the first time that the team has seen the Chapel…

The Team

Our team is growing as are the developments with the Chapel! Even with the English weather, we are pushing on to hopefully move in before Christmas and once again have our tree lit up outside as is tradition in Whitchurch.     Keep an eye out for more updates..

Early January

Early January brought a welcome relief from the rain, but it was bitterly cold. Phil constructed a ‘home inside the Chapel’ so he and the team could keep warm when they were having a cup of tea. Essential. Removing the render has made a huge impression on the building. Painstaking work, but really worthwhile. Work is continuing on…

December progress

Clearing the site has revealed the Chapel for the first time. The front roof slates have been removed an a tarpaulin is now keeping the front section relatively water tight. Turning our attention to the rear workshop, we notice with horror that the rear wall is badly compromised. It has been pushed over centre by…

November – The first spade in the ground

Finally work is under way and we can see this old, tired derelict building transform into a living project. Once the outside has been cleared, we can erect our safety fencing to keep the Whitchurch residents safe whilst we carry out the renovations. The site cleared, inside and out. Skip after skip is filled, removed and…

Before…

Standing on the corner of London Street, The Factory or The Chapel is a significant building.  Its tall pedimented frontage is completely unique and stands out. Over the years it changed hands many times, but each time its owner lost faith and sold it, it deteriorated further. This old Methodist Chapel has an industrial heritage.  It…