St. John’s Church Hall, Newport, UK
Client: Newport City Homes
Tenure: Social housing
St John’s Church is a 100% affordable residential scheme designed for Newport City Homes Housing Association, located in Rogerstone, approximately 4km from Newport town centre. The residential plan will deliver a range of one bed apartments for social rent.
The project involves the sensitive conversion and restoration of the former St John’s Church Hall, a beautiful building which has fallen into disrepair and is looking for a new lease of life as church usage in the area has dwindled.
The approach to design has focused on making minimal changes to the original fabric of the building where possible, with all existing window and door openings retained and utilized. A new roof is required, and a dormer extension will allow accommodation to be situated at first floor, while adding a contemporary element to the building that is both distinctive and complimentary to the exiting building.