Architect Piercy & Co has designed an extension to Drayton Green Church in West London with 18 Degrees designing the lighting to key public spaces.
When the International Presbyterian Church (IPC) outgrew its existing premises in Ealing, West London, the site was extended to accommodate its increasing needs. The new extension at the site, Drayton Green Church, offers a space for worship, as well as offices for the administrative work of the IPC. The scheme allows for congregation growth of up to 200, which is the anticipated future usage of the church.
As well as providing a space for worship, the newly extended church features flexible community meeting rooms and a function area. An existing Grade II listed Edwardian chapel has been retained and enveloped within the new scheme, beautifully merging old with the new.
The project’s architects, Piercy & Co, enlisted the help of 18 Degrees to design the lighting to the key public spaces. Embracing the spiritual purpose of the building, the extended space features soaring ceilings and vaulted spaces, which honour the traditional church architecture.
The meticulous detailing of the architecture and the palette of materials all needed a lighting scheme which would enhance them. 18 Degrees were briefed to design the lighting for the key public areas, illuminating each one to suit the various functions of the space. Their design has helped to increase the building’s scope of use, while revealing and showcasing the material palette in a flattering and sympathetic manner.
Client: The International Presbyterian Church
Sector: Places of Worship
GFA: 19,000 sqft
Collaborators: Piercy & Co
Status: Under Construction