St Andrew’s Church

Location London SE1

Status Completed 2007


Due to significant changes in its parish over three decades, it was decided to rebuild St Andrew’s church to provide a smaller church more tailored to the contemporary requirements of the parish and the local community, and a 14 unit residential development on the remaining property.


The new church is laid out over three storeys within a smaller footprint, with the entrance defined by an atrium rising the full height of the building. Services are held in the lower worshipping hall, above which a meeting hall hosts a broad range of activities for the church and local community and theatre groups.  These rooms are connected by a vertical stained-glass slot window. The textured rear wall of each hall is lit naturally from full length rooflights and side slots.  At the end of the worship hall is a small garden, containing the font.  At its centre is a single olive tree, a symbol of the early church.


Client Manhattan Loft Corporation/Nu Homes UK

Contractor Scanmoor

Planning Consultant Richardson Hill

Quantity Surveyor Tropus Limited/Barrie Tankel

Services Optima BES

Structure Alan Baxter Associates