Religious Architecture

Architects Hibbs & Walsh have designed new places of worship and altered existing churches for various religious denominations. Many religious buildings are listed as being of historical interest and require specialist knowledge for their refurbishment and improvement.

Churches often present their own set of challenges for an architect with their unusual or unique features, including specialist joinery. Some denominations have a Faculty to determine their own consents, and we have worked with a number of historic churches committees.

New Salvation Army worship hall and United Reformed Church hall entrance

This project required a combination of sensitivity to the needs of the historic buildings together with an imaginative modern interpretation of the the client’s brief. Using traditional materials and forms, the building is still uncompromisingly modern and has become a town landmark and much loved church hall in Saffron Walden.

Our Lady of Compassion Church additions and improvements

Hibbs & Walsh undertook significant alterations in 2004-05, which included the addition of a tower – giving the church much greater townscape prominence – and a cloister, linking the church and presbytery. Internal reordering and improvements also took place.