Conversion of under-used space into multi-use area for adjacent school
Posted: 15th May 2012
St Martin's Church, 3 The Street, Horsley, Gloucestershire, GL6 0PF
A grant of £30,000 from The Gloucestershire Environmental Trust was used to transform under-used space in St Martin's Church into an area which can be used by the adjacent school.
The school was desperate for additional space, and this posed an opportunity for St Martin's.
The solution was to convert part of the church into a multi-use area which can be used for school activities during the week. As an added bonus, the space can also serve as an additional community facility in the evenings or during holiday times. The result is exciting and it is hoped it will inspire space-sharing schemes elsewhere.
The scheme includes new kitchen and toilet facilities, improved heating and lighting and loose seating, which can be removed to free up additional floor space.