This Grade II* listed Norman Church, located within rural Herefordshire, was closed to the public in 2008. To breath new life into church, RRA were approached to re-imagine the space to deliver new communityfocused potential, whilst retaining its liturgical use.
Client:Brampton Abbotts Church Regeneration Group (BACRG)
Location:Brampton Abbotts, Herefordshire
The proposed new use is a community bakery programme to service the local businesses in the area. The space has been carefully considered to allow continuing regular worship and quiet contemplation, flexible community space and areas for demonstrations, serving the new bakery business. This
enhanced building purpose will ensure that the church is able to sustain itself for years to come and continue to be able to provide worship and community led activities.
The Grade II* listed building is small, and fitting the new bakery equipment appropriately in the space will be a challenge. To ensure that the space could accommodate its new function, RRA modelled the church and an intervention which is sympathetic, whilst maximizing the space available is the result.
RRA have consulted with the local community, met with the SAC and the Archdeacon of Hereford, gaining support and their endorsements. The scheme is progressing together with the community interest company and Herefordshire Diocese.
Watch this space for updates…